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Why Choose Metis San Francisco? Here's What Makes Our Data Science Community Special

By Stephany Bittar • November 07, 2018

During the Metis bootcamp, we place a strong focus on community. In this piece, San Francisco Program Manager Stephany Bittar writes about how that foundation is built and how it grows through daily collaboration, outings in downtown SF, ping pong tournaments, and much more.

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6 Things to Know About the Metis Seattle Data Science Bootcamp

By Emily Wilson • October 24, 2018

Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the United States and it’s also become the second strongest tech market in the country. Along with major players like Amazon and Microsoft, there’s a significant mid-sized and startup community feeding into the city’s contagious energy – and many of these companies need data scientists! To help fill those roles, we opened our Seattle campus in September 2017 with the plan to harness and guide some of the city’s tech talent toward data science specifically. Here are 6 things you should know about our bootcamp in Seattle.

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International Women's Day – What It Means to Us and Why We Celebrate

By Emily Wilson • March 08, 2018

Today, March 8th is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the globe, but also to highlight inequality and press on toward gender parity and equal rights for every woman, everywhere. This year's theme and call-to-action is #PressforProgress. We asked staff and alumni what that means to them.

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Congrats, You Finished Your Bootcamp. Now What?

By Jason Moss • April 19, 2017

Now the bootcamp has ended. The daily rush of working in an intense, structured environment and collaborating with an amazing group of peers has been replaced by the hard truth that you need to find a job. No matter how incredible the career support is from your alma mater bootcamp, the onus is still on you to find that next role.

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"I'm a Data Scientist. Ask Me Anything!" with Bootcamp Alum Bryan Bumgardner

By Emily Wilson • November 28, 2016

Last week, we hosted our first-ever Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with Metis Bootcamp alum Bryan Bumgardner at the helm. For one full hour, Bryan answered any question that came his way via the Reddit platform.

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Weekly Roundup: Data Science Meetups (NYC & SF)

By Emily Wilson • August 19, 2016

Our weekly roundup of data science events in both New York City and San Francisco. We hope you enjoy!

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Weekly Roundup: Data Science Meetups (NYC & SF)

By Emily Wilson • August 08, 2016

Both New York City and San Francisco are treasure troves for data science Meetups during any given week. We try to attend as many as we can. Check out this list of events we're especially interested in this week.

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Hiring? Data Science Career Day 6/23 in NYC & 6/30 in SF

By Emily Wilson • June 21, 2016

Glassdoor recently named Data Scientist the top job of 2016. "They're in high demand but require such a high quantity of specialized knowledge that good ones are a rare breed," Tech.Co wrote in an article about the report .

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Metis Held Three Data Science Events in Two Cities in One Night

By Emily Wilson • December 07, 2015

Last week, when we hosted three events in one night in two cities (NYC and SF). Read about them here.

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Exploring the #Data4Good Movement with 4 Data Scientists

By Emily Wilson • November 24, 2015

Countless individuals with diverse data science backgrounds are applying their skills, training, and knowledge to improve and/or solve some of the world's toughest challenges. This is referred to as the #Data4Good movement, and we were lucky enough to coordinate with DataKind to host four such individuals on a panel to ...