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One Day at Metis Chicago Bootcamp: Python & Data Modeling Training (Winter 2018)

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

NOTE: Please sign-in via the form below by February 1st to be considered. Thank you!


Back by popular demand, Metis Chicago will be hosting “One Day at Bootcamp” to give you a chance to see what the experience is really like! Plus, you’ll receive free, interactive training in Python and data modeling from Senior Data Scientist at Metis, Alice Zhao.

The curriculum is designed for people with limited or no exposure to Python and the data science stack for Python.


– 10:00 – 10:30 – Setup and Orientation

– 10:30 – 12:00 – Python Basics

– 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch on Metis

– 1:00 – 2:30 – Pandas + Scikit Learn

– 2:30 – 3:00 – Group Presentations

The first 1.5 hours will introduce the basics of Python, focusing on the portions of Python that we’ll need to get started building a model with data.

Midway, we’ll break for one hour. Lunch will not be provided, but there are plenty of great options nearby in the West Loop.

After lunch, we’ll introduce the dataset for the day and work together to load the data, clean the data, and prepare it with Pandas – a main feature of the Python Data Science toolkit.

Next, we’ll introduce Scikit Learn, a module for machine learning. At this point, we’ll split into groups and each group will build a model with the data we’ve already worked on

Finally, you will have the chance to present your results in a short presentation demonstrating the model and the data.


A laptop with Anaconda installed.

About the Metis Instructor

Alice Zhao comes to Metis from Cars.com, where she started as the company’s first data scientist, supporting multiple functions from Marketing to Technology. During that time, she also co-founded a data science education startup, Best Fit Analytics Workshop, teaching weekend courses to professionals at 1871 in Chicago. Prior to becoming a data scientist, she worked at Redfin as an analyst and at Accenture as a consultant. She has her M.S. in Analytics and B.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Northwestern University. She blogs about analytics and pop culture on A Dash of Data. Her blog post, “How Text Messages Change From Dating to Marriage” made it onto the front page of Reddit, gaining over half a million views in the first week. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring, and loves using data to tell fun and compelling stories.

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.

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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.


February 3, 2018
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