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Metis Winter Mixer in Chicago! (+ Meet Bootcamp Instructor/Staff)

December 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us Wednesday, December 7th for a Winter Mixer! We’ll be hanging out from 6-8pm in our new Chicago office and events space, enjoying food and drinks. 

It will be a great time to network and connect with other data enthusiasts in the area! The more the merrier, so feel free to bring guests (just please indicate that when you RSVP). Note: bring along your ID if you plan to consume any alcoholic beverages.

We’re looking forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time! Metis Sr. Data Scientist (and Bootcamp Instructor) David Ziganto will be there to enjoy the festivities, talk about data science, and answer any questions you might have about the upcoming bootcamp. Metis Program Manager Nathan Vermeiren and Career Advisor Ashely Purdy will also be there to hang out and take any questions you may have. 

Meet the Metis staff: 

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! 


Connect with us before the event! @thisismetis


December 7, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL us


Metis: Chicago Data Science