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Metis accelerates the careers of data scientists by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs. We host data science events for aspiring and practicing data scientists and are happy to partner with existing Meetups who would like to collaborate on events in our space. Want to do an event with us?
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Upcoming events (5+)

Livestream: Coding and Algorithm Interview Practice

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This event will be conducted online via Livestream and Slack: Livestream: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8611241 Join our Metis Community Slack channel here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack Chicago Tech Interviews is conducting a coding workshop at Metis Chicago and you can join online! They'll share some coding interview problems over the Livestream, break into small groups to work on them (you can work from home and join the conversation in Slack), then present the problems and their solutions via the Livestream! Schedule: 7:15 - 7:30pm Share problems (Livestream) 7:15 - 8:30pm Work problems (Slack) 8:30 - 9:00pm Review Answers (Livestream) Problems they've covered in the past: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1ZGADw2_Uj9yqAW2ZrsYHyz_gYftRWWYYUsjp5-BGgJI • What they'll do: Work through some interview problems in groups, then present the answers at the end. • What to bring: Bring paper and pencil, laptops are optional but often useful. • Important to know: Be ready to write code. It might not be perfect but to do well on coding interviews, you absolutely need to be comfortable writing code on whiteboards in front of other people. 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. Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack 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.

Livestream: Lesbians Who Tech & Allies: Interactive Workshops

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This event will be Livestreamed here: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8628293 Workshop #1 Representing While Underrepresented LaTonya Wilkins Do you often find yourself being the only one at work? Does this leave you feeling lonely, drained or even misunderstood? In the session “Representing While Underrepresented” we will explore what it’s like to be the only one. Using evidence placed approaches such as neuroscience and research studies, you will learn how to confidently navigate being the only one like a boss. This session will be highly interactive so come ready to participate! Workshop #2 Building Authentic Collaboration Israa Khan The good news is that you navigate your world with a unique lens (yes, you!) Your thought process, your words, the space in between them and how you choose to carry yourself. The bad news is so do others. We encounter conflicts, not seeing eye-to-eye and may experience tension that can become deep barriers to success if we don’t recover from them. What’s more, the phrase “collaboration” has become so overused in conversations and rarely manifest fully in our teams. What’s going on? This session will help you learn about the critical aspects of authentic collaboration that are often overlooked and equip you with practical skills that you can start practicing immediately! About the Speakers: Latonya Wilkins As a global culture leader, facilitator and speaker, LaTonya Wilkins (Founder of The Change Coaches™) helps people, organizations and entrepreneurs reach new heights. LaTonya has over 15 years of experience working with Fortune 100 companies, higher education, tech and consulting firms and executive leadership teams. LaTonya’s career has been shaped by roles she has held working for highly admired companies in progressive, newly created, talent management roles. Israa Khan She received her BA in Psychology and Business Management from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience consulting with higher education institutions and non-profit organizations. She is currently serving as a Senior Talent Partner with Enova International in Chicago driving culture change, developing leaders and setting the Diversity & Inclusion framework. 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. Learn more about us at https://thisismetis.com/ Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack 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.

Livestream: Intro to Linear Algebra for Data Science

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This event will be Livestreamed here: https://livestream.com/metis/events/8625335 Before there was machine learning, there was linear algebra. And if you’d like to be proficient in data science, a basic understanding of linear algebra is essential. If you’ve ever wished to dive deeper into the math of your favorite algorithms, or if you’ve been meaning to crack open that college linear algebra book for a refresher but didn’t know where to start, this is the event for you! We’ll be going at a fairly quick clip through the fundamentals of linear algebra. The intention is not so much to learn all the linear algebra you’d ever need for data science, but rather to give you a solid footing so that you can kickstart your own studies. We’ll be starting with the basics and will assume no prior knowledge in linear algebra. We’ll spend about 90 minutes going through a lecture, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. No technical background is required and you don’t need to bring a laptop (unless you’d like one to take notes on). You might want to bring a notebook and pencil to take notes. There will be time before and after to mingle and ask questions or for recommendations on your personal math journey. Are you thinking about applying to the Metis Data Science Bootcamp? Check out the Metis Admissions Prep here: https://www.thisismetis.com/admissions-prep Lara Kattan is a Senior Data Scientist at Metis. Sis constantly awe struck by how math and statistical models can so reasonably approximate the messy real world, and loves to share her passion for the theory. Lara comes to Metis from McKinsey, where she worked with financial institutions on risk modeling. Prior to settling into the practical world of consulting, Lara received a master's from the University of Chicago, where she had the privilege of thinking about problems with no real-world implications. There her passion for unstructured thinking and novel problem solving were nurtured and she took the lessons learned with her into conference rooms and PowerPoint decks. The statistical and mathematical elegance of data science are what animate her the most, but she gets her biggest joy from demystifying the rigorous mathematics for all audiences. If forced to snap out of her mathematical reveries, she's probably doing yoga, riding a bike, or drinking too much coffee. 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. Learn more about us at https://thisismetis.com/ Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack 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.

Ask Me Anything About the Metis Beginner Python and Math for Data Science Course

NOTE: This is a live "Ask Me Anything" within the Metis Community Slack channel. To join, apply at the link below. http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack Once you're in, join the #ama channel and ask away! Want to learn more about data science but have no idea where to start? This course is for absolute beginners looking for an introduction to the basic Python programming and mathematical principles essential to learn as a first step toward developing data science skills or a new career in the field. We will cover: Introduction to programming in Python Common Python libraries: NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib Foundations of linear algebra Foundations of calculus Foundations of probability Foundation of statistics Course details: May 13th to June 17th Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm CT As a former engineer, Nathan Grossman enjoys data science because it allows him to apply the mathematical skill set he developed designing algorithms for individual products to optimize the behavior of entire organizations. Nathan began his career developing signal processing algorithms for wireless communications at Qualcomm. He subsequently worked in data analytics for intellectual property applications, and in data science for telecom applications. Nathan is currently a data scientist at Wells Fargo, working on machine learning for FinTech applications. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, as well as certificates in data science and data analytics from UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. When not working, Nathan enjoys skiing, cycling, playing tennis and spending time with his wife and three sons. 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. Learn more about us at https://thisismetis.com/ Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack 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.

Past events (204)

Livestream: The Data Science Interview Q&A W/ Sophia Cui of Jobscan

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