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Weekly Roundup: Data Science Meetups (NYC & SF)

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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Exploring Data Viz Possibilities with D3.js

Written by former Data Visualization student Corinne Brenner, this post explores a professional media project she enhanced for her job during her 6 weeks at Metis.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast feat. Debbie Berebichez (Metis Chief Data Scientist)

Listen to Becoming a Data Scientist, a podcast featuring Metis Chief Data Scientist Debbie Berebichez. She discusses her childhood in Mexico City, where she was not encouraged to pursue her passions of math and physics, and was instead nudged towards topics considered more "feminine."

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Alumni Spotlight: Alison Cossette, Senior Analyst at the UVMC

Bootcamp graduate Alison Cossette came to Metis with 10 years of healthcare experience and a desire to integrate that with rigorous data science training. She's now a Senior Analyst in Center for Healthcare Management at the University of Vermont Medical Center, working on projects that directly impact patients' healthcare.

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Alumni Spotlight: Andre Gatorano, Data Scientist at Blitsy

Metis bootcamp graduate Andre Gatorano is now a lead Data Scientist at Blitsy, where he works on a number of projects aimed at helping both the company and customer maximize their digital experiences on the site. I recently caught up with Andre to talk about his multi-purpose role, to discuss what tools he's using on the job, and much more.

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Alumni Spotlight: Nathan Cheever, Data Visualization Engineer at Ancestry

"Data science doesn't mean a thing if it's not communicated effectively," according to recent Metis Data Science Bootcamp graduate Nathan Cheever. We agree, and we're excited to see Nathan putting that belief into professional practice as a Data Visualization Engineer at Ancestry. Read on to find out about his day-to-day work and how his bootcamp experience prepared him for it.

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

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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DrivenData Contest: Building the Best Naive Bees Classifier

We sponsored the Naive Bees Classifier contest by DrivenData and these are the exciting results! Meet the top three finishers.

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Speaker Series: Siddharth Motwani, Sr. Data Strategy Analyst at Priceline.com

In the latest installment of our Speaker Series, we talk with Siddharth Motwani , Sr. Data Strategy Analyst at Priceline.com, before he gave his in-class talk to the Data Science Bootcamp cohort in NYC.

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Alumni Spotlight: Yong Cho, Data Scientist at GrubHub

Metis graduate Yong Cho currently works as a Data Scientist at GrubHub, the food delivery company responsible for countless delicious meals delivered to my Brooklyn apartment. We caught up with Yong this week to ask about his role at GrubHub, his time at Metis, and his advice for current and future students.

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