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FREE SAMPLE COURSE – Metis Live Online: Introduction to Data Science

August 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NOTE: Please register for this course via the link below. Thank you! 

This is a free one-hour sample of the Live Online: Introduction to Data Science course brought to you by Metis.

In this course, students learn how data science is done in the wild, with a focus on data acquisition, cleaning, and aggregation, exploratory data analysis and visualization, feature engineering, and model creation and validation. Students use the Python scientific stack to work through real-world examples that illustrate these concepts. Concurrently, students learn some of the statistical and mathematical foundations that power the data-scientific approach to problem solving.

How to Prepare 
Setting up Jupyter Notebook via Anaconda: https://continuum.io/downloads

About the Instructors  

Sergey Fogelson is the Vice President of Analytics and Measurement Sciences at Viacom. He began his career as an academic at Dartmouth College and obtained his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience. Sergey then got into the startup scene in the NYC metro area, where he has worked as a data scientist in alternative energy analytics, digital advertising, cybersecurity, finance, and media. He is heavily involved in the NYC-area teaching community and has taught courses at various bootcamps.

Kevin Mercurio is a Senior Data Scientist at Spotify, where he focuses on optimizing the company’s advertising products and platform.Prior to Spotify, Kevin was a Director of Data Science at SapientRazorfish. During his PhD in Physics at Harvard, he taught courses in statistics and physics before graduating and starting his career in tech education at Insight Data Science. There he helped over 100 PhDs transition from academia into careers in data science on the East Coast.

About Metis

Metis (thisismetis.com) accelerates careers in data science by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs based in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. 

Brought to you by Kaplan, Metis focuses primarily on Python, machine learning, data visualization, deep learning, big data processing, statistical foundations, and more. Students and alumni of the bootcamp program receive continuous support from our career advisors, empowering them to pursue a successful career in the fast-growing field of data science.

Learn more about us at https://thisismetis.com

Sign up for Demystifying Data Science: A Free Online Conference: 

Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: https://bit.ly/metis-community-slack

Metis Code of Conduct

Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof).

We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events.

If you have any questions or you’re made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.


August 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Metis Live Online
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