• AMA About NLP and How Data Science is being used in Finance

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    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 #general channel and ask away! Interested in how Natural Language Processing is being used in finance? Alternative data sources like text and news are becoming an increasingly import source of information in many modern quantitative equity strategies. Join us to learn more about NLP and how data science is being used in finance! With a background in physics and quantitative finance, Adam has applied data science and machine learning solutions in a wide variety of research settings ranging from recognizing and clustering behavioral patterns to applying natural language processing techniques to help build superior equity portfolios. Adam is passionate about teaching and is excited to share his industry experiences with students. 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: Coding and Algorithm Interview Practice

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    This event will be conducted online via Livestream and Slack: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8698018 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.

  • 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 #general 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: June 24 to August 5 Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm PT Samiyeh (Sami) is currently a Data Scientist with Intertrust, where she works on industry-leading machine learning algorithms in IOT to optimize the operation of the “vertical industry,” such as energy and insurance. With her teaching experience and knowledge, Sami is leading the Data Science internship program for Interturst. Sami has a doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Florida State University and the National Hight Magnetic Field Laboratory. During her PhD, she worked on advanced statistical analysis to understand the nature of disordered systems—such as glasses. Prior to joining Intertrust, she was an adjunct lecturer at San Francisco State University. Teaching is her passion and she enjoys sharing her experiences with anyone willing to learn. 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 #general 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: June 24 to August 5 Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30PM PT Samiyeh is currently a Senior Data Scientist with Intertrust, where she works on industry-leading machine learning algorithms in IOT to optimize the operation of the “vertical industry,” such as energy and insurance. With her teaching experience and knowledge, she is leading the Data Science internship program for Interturst. Samiyeh has a doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Florida State University and the National Hight Magnetic Field Laboratory. During her PhD, she worked on advanced statistical analysis to understand the nature of disordered systems—such as glasses. Prior to joining Intertrust, she was an adjunct lecturer at San Francisco State University. Teaching is her passion and she enjoys sharing her experiences with anyone willing to learn. 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: Walk-Through Using the TensorFlow Object Detection API

    This event will be Livestreamed here: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8692380 ABSTRACT The TensorFlow Object Detection API is an open source framework that can be used to develop, train, and deploy deep learning models. It has enabled data scientists and computer vision engineers to create object detection applications using state-of-the-art model architectures. This demonstration will give an introduction to object localization and image segmentation models, and provide a walk-through showing the steps necessary to train and deploy models to production. BIO Andrew is a Data Scientist at Strong Analytics, where he integrates machine learning and computer vision into the development of new technologies. Strong Analytics is a data science consulting firm that works with companies of all sizes, from startups to the Fortune 100, in developing, engineering, and deploying machine learning-based technologies. Andrew's primary work has been in developing deep learning-based 3D object detection and tracking models for use in optimizing last-mile logistics by global shipping companies. 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: Power of Workflows: A Problem Well-Stated is a Problem Half-Solved

    This event will be Livestreamed here: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8689205 Data Science is a field with immense breadth and depth. As our toolkit grows and we learn how to chain models and pipelines together, there's no limit to the time and complexity we can devote to over-engineering a solution. In my role as a data science instructor at Metis, and during my tenure at Microsoft before that, I've observed time and again that many data scientists seem to be much better at learning algorithms and software libraries than they are at identifying good business cases to solve, and designing workflows that will enable them to work productively from start to finish. In this workshop I share a user-focused design approach to building an end-to-end minimum viable product for any data science project. By asking and answering the right questions at the start of any new project, we can set a course that points to clear choices for the design decisions we face along the way. I teach this in the context of building a music genre classification model that can be used to generate playlists from text descriptions. 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.

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  • Livestream: Lifespan Aging as an Engineering Problem, How You Can Help Solve It

    This event will be Livestreamed here: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8705075 Data/Tech for Longevity is kicking off their speaker series with Keith Comito. This talk will be an overview of the emerging field of longevity biotechnology, why it is important that this emergence is happening socio-economically, and how various computer and technology skills can play an important role: both in the field at large, and specifically in their initiatives at LEAF/Lifespan.io. Bio: Keith Comito is a computer programmer, mathematician, and President of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF), whose work brings together a variety of disciplines to provoke thought and promote social change. In addition to leading advocacy efforts for the increase of healthy human lifespan, he has helped create high-profile mobile applications such as HBO NOW and Disney+, video games, bioinformatics programs, musical applications, and biotech projects featured in Forbes and NPR. Seeing age-related disease as one of the most profound problems facing humanity, he works to accelerate and democratize longevity research efforts through initiatives such as Lifespan.io and LeafScience.org. He has earned a B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Computer science, and M.S. in Applied Mathematics at Hofstra University. Preparation: None required except for your curiosity, and any questions you might have about how your existing or desired tech skills can impact the field of longevity-focused biotechnology. Familiarity with initiatives (Lifespan.io/learn) is a bonus. Regarding projects: There are 2 projects from lifespan.io (https://www.morelife.tech/projects). Project: Wordpress development Combine 2 sites (https://www.leafscience.org/ and https://www.lifespan.io/) and add additional features to turn it into a true community hub for aging research information, advocacy, and research support. They will include features such as those similar to change.org, ways to orchestrate crowdsourced clinical trials, & more persistent communication/collaboration options for the users of the site. Project: Data visualization This would be using technologies such as D3 to make very clear and engaging infographics to clearly showcase current budgetary failings, demographics and economic trends relating to societal aging, etc. that make plain the need for significantly altered priorities at the national and international levels regarding aging research funding and focus. This is currently lacking, and something with the potential to have a profound effect on currently existing dialogues around policies such as medicare-for-all. 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 at all. Sexual language & 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.

  • AMA Ask Me Anything About Transitioning to Data Science from Academia

    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 #general channel and ask away! Looking to make the switch from academia to data science but not sure where to start? Join us to learn more about one Metis instructor's journey and how you, too, can evolve your career in this "Ask Me Anything." Kimberly Fessel is a bootcamp instructor at Metis's New York campus. Prior to joining the Metis team, she worked in digital advertising where she used natural language processing techniques to help clients better understand and enhance communication with their customers. Kimberly made the transition to data science following her role as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio State University. She holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she studied the nonlinear fluid-solid dynamics of the cochlea. She strongly believes that skills learned as an academic help strengthen careers in data science, including research experience, communication ability, as well as drive and determination. 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.

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  • Livestream: Info Session Feat. Alumni Carlie Badder and Jhonsen Djajamuliadi

    Note: this event will be Livestreamed here: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8675764 Join us on Livestream as the Metis Seattle team walks you through a sampling of what students learn during their 12 weeks of project-based data science work. You'll also hear from Metis alumni about how to prepare, what to expect, and what happens after you attend the Metis Data Science Bootcamp. Metis alum Jhonsen Djajamuliadi will present his final project at Metis and then will join Carlie Badder for a Q&A panel. About our alumni Carlie is a Data Scientist at Avanade. She has a passion for machine learning, translating data into insights, and making a difference in people's days. Her data science skill set is built upon a broad background of knowledge ranging from mechanical engineering and medical sciences to research and customer service. She loves being a part of multidisciplinary teams that value crossover and skill sharing, doing the dirty work and having big picture discussions. She graduated from the school of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvanian. Jhonsen is a recent Metis graduate with a unique background in Chemistry. His graduate studies focused on applying both experimental and computational techniques to solve protein structures. Data-driven research eventually led him into the world of data science and machine learning. The capstone project he will present at the Open House uses convolutional neural network to identify images of produce and provides a recommendation for personalized, healthier- ingredient-based recipes. 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: Data and Tech for Longevity, An Introduction

    This event will be Livestreamed here: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8677196 This meetup will start with a high-level overview of aging: 1. Why aging? 2. What happens to you as you age? 3. Does every species experience aging or is it just us? 4. [How you are (most likely) going to die]....you’re welcome. 5. How is all this happening — what’s making you age anyway? 6. Can’t anyone stop this aging business? Next, we will discuss some high-level approaches to ending aging and extending life, the role of AI/tech in longevity, why now is the best time to get started, and what you can do about it (you can help and you can help in a big way). Shreya will then discuss her motivation for starting MoreLife (https://www.morelife.tech/) and explain how you can work on interesting data and engineering projects to help solve one of the biggest problems impacting humankind. We are now at a juncture in the aging field: year over year, there is an exponential increase in data availability, but not necessarily in the availability of data scientists, artificial intelligence practitioners, software engineers, data engineers, machine learning experts, and more. The goal of MoreLife is to bridge this gap between aging research labs and data science / machine learning / engineering expertise. MoreLife is made up of two groups: experts and volunteers. Experts from the aging sector share a list of problems that are slowing them down. Volunteers, then, try to help eliminate these problems. MoreLife is inspired by researchers in aging and longevity, folks in tech who dedicate their free time to meaningful projects, and philosophers behind efforts such as DataKind, Code for America, Scikit-Learn and many others. Check out the meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Data-Tech-for-longevity/ Shreya's background is in Math and Physics. She has over a decade of experience in data science, data strategy, and data products. She has worked in finance, edtech, civictech, and more. She also has her own data consulting company, under which she consults with edtech organizations, schools, districts, and cities on effectively using their data. She has recently started MoreLife, which is a result of one of her deepest yearnings: for humankind to have an option to live longer and healthier. The mission of MoreLife is to build a network that can help accelerate breakthroughs in aging and longevity. 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.

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