Our latest on Metis
In “normal” times, 83% of bootcampers are employed after graduating from a coding bootcamp. But the question we hear most often in 2020? Will I get a job if I go to a coding bootcamp during the COVID pandemic? Should I “wait and see” or should I take advantage of this time to change careers? Companies like ServiceNow continue to hire bootcampers as developers because demand for their product has surged during the pandemic. Other companies like Progressive are shifting to online work and remote hiring and onboarding. Candor and Layoffs.fyi have kept real-time, 100% user-generated lists of companies that are hiring, freezing, furloughing, etc throughout the pandemic, and The New York Times posits that big tech could emerge from the coronavirus crisis even stronger than before. But the hiring landscape has undoubtedly changed and is impacting coding bootcampers, so we’re answering all your questions about whether you’ll get a job or not after bootcamp. Plus, advice from bootcampers who have landed jobs during COVID-19 about how they did it!Continue Reading →
What kinds of Python projects can bootcamp students actually build? Because coding bootcamps are largely project-based, students at Python bootcamps like Hackbright Academy, Metis, and Coding Dojo graduate with a full portfolio of web applications and mobile apps. After spotlighting many bootcamp alumni who have built innovative applications using Python and Django, we’re rounding up our favorite Python projects built by bootcampers!
Architect Anupama Garla fell in love with data science and dreamed of combining the two fields. After Anupama discovered that Metis operates a Live Online Data Science Bootcamp, Anu followed a friend’s advice and chose to apply! After three months of data science projects, learning Python and Spark, Anu is now on the job search. Anu describes the online classroom and learning style at Metis, her advice for other career-changers, and her plans to innovate the world of architecture now as a data scientist.Continue Reading →
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there! Maybe you’ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or wrap your head around UX Design. All of these digital skills are being taught online (not to mention, these are jobs that can be done remotely). Online bootcamps have been perfecting the online learning experience for years – and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person bootcamps are launching remote options. If you’re dreaming of a career change while stuck indoors, working from home, or quarantined, then here are our tips:Continue Reading →
The spectrum of data science jobs is broad – everyone from governments to businesses to non-profit organizations are collecting data. But it takes Data Scientists, Data Analysts, and Data Engineers to turn that data into smart business decisions. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from interviewing so many data science bootcamp graduates, it’s that no two companies use the exact same job titles.Continue Reading →
In this webinar, we're talking about why you need math skills to be a Data Scientist and exactly which types of math you need to know. Kim Fessel, a Senior Data Scientist and Instructor at Metis, joins us to share her expertise! From Linear Algebra to Calculus to Probability and Statistics, Kim walks you through each math subject and solves four sample problems to get you ready for a data science bootcamp.Continue Reading →
In learning data science, you’ll soon discover that your skillset doesn’t end with Python – there are a number of other tools you’ll need to grasp. One of those is Pandas, a Python library which facilitates data processing. We asked Joe Eddy, Senior Data Scientist at Metis’ Data Science Bootcamp to explains what Pandas is, how data scientists and real companies are using it, and how beginners who want to learn Pandas can start dabbling on their own.Continue Reading →
This September, one of the largest online tech bootcamps got acquired, two schools raised capital, and companies like Adobe, Pandora, Airbnb, Capgemini, and JP Morgan Chase talked to journalists about hiring from coding bootcamps! We also chat about two free coding bootcamp options and the difference between CS degrees, coding bootcamps, and self-teaching. Plus find out about 6 new schools and our favorite articles on the Course Report blog!Continue Reading →
Lynn Hodak, Corporate Recruiter at Capgemini, has hired more than 10 Metis data science bootcamp graduates for roles within artificial intelligence and analytics! We chatted with Lynn about why Capgemini looks for Data Scientists who have both technical skills and customer-facing skills, what the data scientist interview process looks like, and how well her hires from Metis are performing on the job so far. Plus find out why Lynn plans to hire more data science bootcamp graduates!Continue Reading →
The coding bootcamp space is certainly not slowing down for summer – in July we read about so many new initiatives happening in the edtech space! Schools raised over $5 million and a bootcamp loan provider raised a $9.8 million Series A round, and several companies like Twitter and huge New York banks are partnering with coding bootcamps to train students. We break down a new income share agreement bill in the Senate, relay tips for determining if an online course is a ‘scam’ and tell you about a handful of new scholarships and apprenticeships. Plus, we’ll share tons of new bootcamps and expansions into new campuses (and we’ll tell you about the one school that closed in July).
Liz had fun interviewing Rachel Bussert, Epicodus’ Director of Student Services who has been coordinating the internship program at Epicodus for over four years. At Course Report, we love internships as an option after bootcamp, and Rachel tells us what she’s learned about finding internship opportunities, the value of an internship before your full-time job search, and how to make the most of an internship once you’ve landed it. Check it out!Continue Reading →