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Metis Bootcamp Open House: Meet Staff & Alumni from Grubhub, Datascope, eSpark

January 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Visit us in Chicago on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:30 – 8pm and meet the instructors, students, and alumni of our Data Science Bootcamp

Enjoy food and drinks as Metis Sr. Data Scientist David Ziganto walk you through a sampling of what students learn throughout their 12 weeks of project-based data science work. Ashley Purdy, Metis Career Advisor, will then speak about the career support process and host a panel of 3 bootcamp alumni — Ahmed El-Razi, Data Analyst at Grubhub, Michael Moliterno, Data Scientist at Datascope Analytics, and Matt Holbrook, Sr. Data Analyst at eSpark Learning.

Additionally, Jason Moss, Metis Co-Founder and President, and Nathan Vermeiren, Program Manager, will be on hand to take your questions. 

6:30 – 7:00 Register, mingle, eat & drink 
7:00 – 7:45 David discusses the Metis Data Science Bootcamp; Ashley shares the career support structure and hosts panel
7:30 – 8:00 Chat with Metis students, staff, and alumni and enjoy more food & drinks

Plan on learning about the Bootcamp curriculum and outcomes, as well as how it culminates with Metis Career Day, when hiring partners come to Metis for student final presentations and portfolio reviews.

David Ziganto 
Sr. Data Scientist (Bootcamp Instructor) 

David has a penchant for solving novel problems with machine learning and revels in sharing knowledge with others. He comes to Metis from HAVI, a world-renowned supply chain and logistics company. He developed the machine learning back-end for their SaaS product and provided training in Python, algorithms, and Apache Spark. Prior to that, David worked at a research lab for the Department of Defense where he led multiple facets of a big data cyber security project. David holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, having specialized in optimization methods. His industry experience spans defense, education, healthcare, insurance, logistics, marketing, and supply chain.

Nathan Vermeiren 
Program Manager 

Nathan is passionate about non-traditional education, taking tools learned in the classroom and implementing them in real-world experiences. He previously worked for Kaplan International as their Regional Activities Manager and Student Services Coordinator helping international students achieve their English language goals. Before Kaplan, Nathan worked for a language events company and built bilingual communities through events for over five years in both Spain and Argentina. In his spare time Nathan enjoys traveling, attending cultural events, reading and being outside when Chicago’s weather permits it.

Ashley Purdy 
Career Advisor

Ashley has an impressive career support/advisory background. She started her career as a technical recruiter in Milwaukee, WI, where she worked with both job-seeking candidates and employers to help facilitate the best matches. She then transitioned to DeVry University in Chicago as a Career Advisor, where she worked with students and graduates on all aspects of the job search. Ashley was quickly promoted to Senior Career Advisor due to her outstanding leadership skills and work ethic. She also has experience as an event planner and has organized large career fairs at DeVry — and is now a Career Advisor at Metis in Chicago! 

Jason Moss 
Metis Co-Founder and President

For almost 20 years, Jason has worked in education. From founding a nonprofit organization in New Orleans to working at companies such as McKinsey & Company, Scholastic, Kaplan, and now Metis (a part of Kaplan), he has sought opportunities to build businesses and work with exceptional teams on creating transformative learning experiences and products. He spends most his time at Metis (1) ensuring the quality of the student experience and outcome; (2) developing the roadmap and building the team to grow the business, and (3) engaging with data scientists around the country with whom Metis can collaborate.


Ahmed El-Razi
Data Analyst, GrubHub

Michael Moliterno
Data Scientist, Datascope Analytics 

Matt Holbrook
Sr. Data Analyst, eSpark Learning


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January 25, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren St, 3rd Floor
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