One Day at Bootcamp: Python & Data Modeling Training

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For the first time ever, 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, David Ziganto.

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 lunch for one hour - on Metis. =)

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

David Ziganto 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 cybersecurity 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.

About Metis

Metis ( 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.

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