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Metis offers data science and analytics training via Live Online and Online Flex bootcamps & courses, part-time bootcamp prep courses, and corporate training programs. The Metis Data Science & Analytics Bootcamps provide specialized curriculums with expert instruction and routine interaction with classmates in an online environment. Designed and taught by industry practitioners, the programs cover Python, algorithms, linear regression, machine learning, NLP, databases, interactive data visualization, and much more. Graduates will be comfortable designing, implementing, and communicating the results of data science or analytics projects, while grasping the fundamentals of their specific career path. The curriculum is delivered through project-based, hands-on, collaborative learning, resulting in a portfolio of projects at the end of the bootcamp that can be leveraged during the interview process. 

Career support primarily occurs during a dedicated Career Week that begins right after each bootcamp ends. This additional week, included in the tuition, provides students with laser-focused attention from Career Advisors while they immerse in career-focused workshops, employer panels, and mock technical interviews. Graduates leave qualified for data science and analytics roles. As always, Metis provides graduates access to alumni resources and career support until they’re hired. The Metis hiring network is over 200 companies strong, including Facebook, Amazon, and Capital One.

To apply for the Metis Data Science & Analytics Bootcamps, applicants need to have experience with programming and statistics. Prior to starting the program, students must complete 36 hours of academic pre-work. Metis offers a free, self-paced Admissions Prep platform for those who need to brush up on their linear algebra, calculus, probability, statistics, and Python skills, in addition to part-time, online Bootcamp Prep Courses. Metis is looking for students eager to get their hands dirty by learning new technologies and solving real-life problems, and who have the skills needed to secure entry-level jobs in the Data Science & Analytics field.

For students looking to gain in-demand data science and analytics skills on a tighter timeline, Metis also offers Short Immersive Courses. Each lasts two-to-four weeks and enables students to learn from elite instructors in a unique format that culminates in an end-to-end project they can add to their professional portfolio. If you’re curious about the bootcamp experience, these short immersive courses are a great way to experience how it all operates. Students learn in the same formats taught by the same incredible instructors who teach the bootcamps.

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  • Beginner Python and Math for Data Science

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    Data Science, Python
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date August 23, 2021
    Cost$750
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    Considering applying to our Data Science Bootcamp but need to build or brush up on your basic skills first? Our Beginner Python & Math for Data Science course was designed for you, the beginner looking for an introduction to the building blocks essential to developing data science skills or forging a new career in the field. This course sets you on the right track, covering everything you’ll encounter during the bootcamp application process. You’ll learn: Basics of Python programming Common Python libraries: NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib Foundations of linear algebra, calculus, probability and statistics Please note, the cost of Beginner Python & Math for Data Science can be applied to the cost of the bootcamp once you apply. We welcome all students looking to brush up on data science basics, not just those looking to apply to the bootcamp. Please visit our website to learn more and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about Beginner Python & Math for Data Science, the Data Science Bootcamp, or any other inquiries.
    Financing
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    Minimum Skill LevelAbsolute Beginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    August 23, 2021 - Online
    September 27, 2021 - Online
    October 25, 2021 - Online
  • Data Analytics Bootcamp

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    Start Date September 07, 2021
    Cost$9,000
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis’s 6-week Data Analytics Bootcamp is a full-time, live online program designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a uniquely rigorous learning environment that helps each begin a new data analytics career. Our bootcamp programs are taught by Data Science instructors with deep industry experience and combine traditional instruction in theory and practice with a project-based approach. Our students apply their new knowledge throughout the program to build a three-project portfolio, using real data, that they can leverage during their job search after graduation. Each project is a start-to-finish application of the skills needed to be a well-rounded, competitive practitioner in the data analytics workforce. Projects are carefully designed to highlight the skills needed in every facet of data analytics – project design, data acquisition and storage, tool selection, analysis, interpretation, and communication – ultimately culminating in a project portfolio that students can share with potential employers and on their Graduate Directory profiles at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Data Analytics Certificate. They will have completed rigorous training in exploratory data analysis, linear regression and web scraping, project design, and communication of results for integration into a business environment. Our grads go on to work at some of the top companies in their respective markets, including but not limited to Capital One, Facebook, GrubHub, Starbucks, Spotify, NBA and more. We're proud to help our grads land their dream job in data science and our grads are proud to be #MadeAtMetis. Make sure to visit our website and testimonials page to read more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $2,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    September 07, 2021 - Online Apply by August 09, 2021
  • Data Analytics Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date August 23, 2021
    Cost$7,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The Metis Data Analytics Online Flex Bootcamp is an online program designed to allow students to work on their own schedule with on-demand lectures. Deadlines for assignments, dedicated 1:1 instructor support, and organized modules help keep students organized and accountable throughout their 12-weeks. Students in the Online Flex format also complete a three-project portfolio and participate in a dedicated Career Week after the program where we help them build well-rounded skills and provide connections to help them land a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $2,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 09, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 07, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 04, 2021
  • Data Science Bootcamp

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    Start Date September 07, 2021
    Cost$14,500
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis’s 10-week Data Science Bootcamp is a full-time, live online program designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a uniquely rigorous learning environment that helps each begin a new data science career. Our bootcamp programs are taught by Data Science instructors with deep industry experience and combine traditional instruction in theory and practice with a project-based approach. Our students apply their new knowledge throughout the program to build a five-project portfolio, using real data, that they can leverage during their job search after graduation. Each project is a start-to-finish application of the skills needed to be a well-rounded, competitive practitioner in the data science workforce. Projects are carefully designed to highlight the skills needed in every facet of data science – project design, data acquisition and storage, tool selection, analysis, interpretation, and communication – ultimately culminating in a project portfolio that students can share with potential employers and on their Graduate Directory profiles at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Data Science Certificate. They will have completed rigorous training in machine learning algorithms and libraries, programming in multiple languages, data modeling and evaluation, project design, and communication of results for integration into a business environment. Our grads go on to work at some of the top companies in their respective markets, including but not limited to Capital One, Facebook, GrubHub, Starbucks, Spotify, NBA and more. We're proud to help our grads land their dream job in data science and our grads are proud to be #MadeAtMetis. Make sure to visit our website and testimonials page to read more. Welcome to Metis!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    September 07, 2021 - Online Apply by August 09, 2021
  • Data Science & Engineering Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,500
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis’s 10-week Data Science & Engineering Bootcamp is a full-time, live online program designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a uniquely rigorous learning environment that helps each begin a new data science career. Our bootcamp programs are taught by Data Science instructors with deep industry experience and combine traditional instruction in theory and practice with a project-based approach. Our students apply their new knowledge throughout the program to build a five-project portfolio, using real data, that they can leverage during their job search after graduation. Each project is a start-to-finish application of the skills needed to be a well-rounded, competitive practitioner in the data science and engineering workforce. Projects are carefully designed to highlight the skills needed in every facet of data science – project design, data acquisition and storage, tool selection, analysis, interpretation, and communication – ultimately culminating in a project portfolio that students can share with potential employers and on their Graduate Directory profiles at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Data Science and Engineering Certificate. They will have completed rigorous training in machine learning algorithms and libraries, programming in multiple languages, data modeling and evaluation, data engineering fundamentals, and project design. Our grads go on to work at some of the top companies in their respective markets, including but not limited to Capital One, Facebook, GrubHub, Starbucks, Spotify, NBA and more. We're proud to help our grads land their dream job in data science and our grads are proud to be #MadeAtMetis. Make sure to visit our website and testimonials page to read more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science & Engineering Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date November 15, 2021
    Cost$11,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The Metis Data Science & Engineering Online Flex Bootcamp is an online program where students can study on their own time with pre-recorded lectures. Structured modules, dedicated 1:1 instructor support, and assignment deadlines help keep them on track throughout their 20-weeks of coursework. The Online Flex format also requires students to complete a five-project professional portfolio and allows them to participate in a dedicated Career Week after the program where Career Advisors help students build well-rounded skills and provide connections to help them land a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 04, 2021
  • Data Science & Machine Learning Bootcamp

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    Start Date September 07, 2021
    Cost$18,500
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis’s 14-week Data Science & Machine Learning Bootcamp is a full-time, live online program designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a uniquely rigorous learning environment that helps each begin a new data science career. Our bootcamp programs are taught by Data Science instructors with deep industry experience and combine traditional instruction in theory and practice with a project-based approach. Our students apply their new knowledge throughout the program to build a seven-project portfolio, using real data, that they can leverage during their job search after graduation. Each project is a start-to-finish application of the skills needed to be a well-rounded, competitive practitioner in the data science and machine learning workforce. Projects are carefully designed to highlight the skills needed in every facet of data science – project design, data acquisition and storage, tool selection, analysis, interpretation, and communication – ultimately culminating in a project portfolio that students can share with potential employers and on their Graduate Directory profiles at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Data Science and Machine Learning Certificate. They will have completed rigorous training in machine learning algorithms and libraries, programming in multiple languages, data modeling and evaluation, project design, data engineering fundamentals, and communication of results for integration into a business environment. Our grads go on to work at some of the top companies in their respective markets, including but not limited to Capital One, Facebook, GrubHub, Starbucks, Spotify, NBA and more. We're proud to help our grads land their dream job in data science and our grads are proud to be #MadeAtMetis. Make sure to visit our website and testimonials page to read more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    September 07, 2021 - Online Apply by August 09, 2021
  • Data Science & Machine Learning Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date August 23, 2021
    Cost$14,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The Metis Data Science & Engineering Online Flex Bootcamp is an online program where students can study on their own time with on-demand lessons and dedicated 1:1 instructor support. Assignment deadlines also help keep them accountable throughout their 28-weeks of coursework. The Online Flex format requires students to complete a seven-project professional portfolio and allows them to participate in a dedicated Career Week after the program where Career Advisors help students build well-rounded skills and provide connections to help them land a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 09, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 07, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 04, 2021
  • Data Science Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date August 23, 2021
    Cost$11,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The Metis Data Science Online Flex Bootcamp is an online program designed to allow students to fit studying into their daily life by engaging with on-demand lectures. Students will also receive dedicated 1:1 instructor support, an organized study plan, and deadlines to keep them on track throughout their 20-weeks of coursework. The Online Flex format also requires students to complete a five-project professional portfolio and allows them to participate in a dedicated Career Week after the program where Career Advisors help students build well-rounded skills and provide connections to help them land a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 09, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 07, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 04, 2021
  • Introduction to Data Science

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    Data Science, Python, Git, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date October 04, 2021
    Cost$750
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    This course takes you one step closer to becoming a data scientist by offering a subset of the topics covered in our Data Science Bootcamp. You’ll get a well-rounded intro to the core concepts and technologies taught within the bootcamp, including basic machine learning principles and hands-on coding experience. Plus, you’ll put it all to practice through a mini data science project of your own. We’ll cover the following: Data acquisition, cleaning, and aggregation Exploratory data analysis and visualization Feature engineering Model creation and validation Basic statistical and mathematical foundations for data science We welcome all students looking to brush up on data science basics, not just those looking to apply to the bootcamp. Please visit our website to learn more and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about Introduction to Data Science, the Data Science Bootcamp, or any other inquiries.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents should have some familiarity with basic statistical and linear algebraic concepts. In Python, it will be helpful to know basic data structures.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    October 04, 2021 - Online
  • Short Immersive Courses

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,500
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis has also launched a new offering called short immersive courses, enabling students to learn from elite instructors in an intensive, full-time format, while also applying what they learned to an end-to-end project that can be added to their professional portfolio. In total they're launching 7 courses, ranging in topics from Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) to Deep Learning Fundamentals. Visit thisismetis.com/courses to learn more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Short Immersive Online Flex Courses

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Metis now offers their short immersive courses via an Online Flex format, enabling students to learn from the same expert instructors, while also applying what they learned to an end-to-end project that can be added to their professional portfolio. In total there are 7 courses, ranging in topics from Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) to Deep Learning Fundamentals. Visit thisismetis.com/courses to learn more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    For me, Metis was a positive and fun experience with a great collaborative environment and knowledgeable instructors. I personally learned a lot coming from someone with less computer science experience. I believe it did help me land my current data scientist position in terms of confidence in the field, d3 experience, and having data science projects to show. I would recommend the program especially if you are looking for a data science position that doesn't require a PhD. They do put you in contact with a lot of hiring partners as well.
     
  • Metis Data Science
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    One of the best personal growth, and educational experiences of my life.  The instructors are incredibly dedicated to the success of their students, and are seasoned experts and practicioners in the Data Science field.  If you attend this course you will be among a very diverse cohort of students from wide ranging professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds.  About 1/3 of our cohort had Phd's.  Another 1/3 were fresh out of undergraduate with degrees in mathematics or comp sci.  The remaining 1/3 had left their jobs at finance or tech startups to deepen their knowledge in the field.  You can be certain that every student there will be incredibly intelligent and driven to succeed.  You will make great friends, build contacts in the community, and will get plenty of assistance and advice in the hiring process.

    That being said, this is not for everyone by any means, and there are a few very important considerations to keep in mind before deciding on whether this course is right for you:

    1. This is not college
      • Your success will not be measured in grades or a diploma, but rather in how well you understand the material, and whether or not you'll be able to walk out of Metis ready to apply the new knowledge.
      • Your skill level, competence, and employability in Data Science upon graduating is entirely on you.  If you aren't interested or capable of fully immersing yourself in the course in and out of class, practicing coding and wrangling on your own time, regularly staying up late reading anything and everything related to the material, or proactively seeking assistance or advice from instructors, students, or members of the data science community - don't bother.
    2. 3 months is not a long time
      • You will not be a data science master in 3 months.
      • Becoming proficient at the industry standard data science toolkit is like anything else - playing guitar, learning Spanish, etc.  You need to commit to practicing constantly, or you simply will not build upon or retain the skills.
      • Every hour of every day counts over the 12 weeks.  Make the most of your time.
      • Be prepared to continue practicing after graduation.  At this point, it's all on you.  If you can't commit to practicing and staying engaged after leaving, you will forget this stuff fast.
    3. Phd's and quantitative backgrounds may not be necessary for becoming a data scientist, but it certainly helps - especially in the job hunt.
      • Once on the job search you will quickly realize that the expectations of data science applicants are exceptionally high.  
      • The data scientist is still a very coveted profession and in spite of the increasing demand, companies are still incredibly selective about who they'll even consider.  There may not be an unlimited supply of Phd's out there with machine learning and database skills, but there are definitely enough for Google, Facebook, Apple, etc.
      • Ultimately, the Data Scientist archetype at the moment seems to be someone who is a master in their field, extremely good at math, and very competent programmers.  It is not a position for beginners.  Any level of expertise, research, or advanced academic background you have will be important.
    4. Don't go into the course cold turkey
      • Practice ahead of time. Do the pre-course work. All of it.
      • I would highly suggest learning basic SQL before taking this course if you don't know it already.
  • Anonymous • Student
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    The class covered Python,  probability, stats, linear algebra and calculus.  

    The materials were very clear and learner friendly, with many embedded examples.  Very well suited for distance learning format.  

    Replays of the classes were available if you couldn't make the live session.   The class isn't "graded"... you put in as much work as you want,  If you already know some of the topics very well that probably gives you the flexibility to skip a class.  

    The instructor was always well prepared, and also offered an hour or two beyond normal class hours for consultation.  He knew the material and adjacent topics very well, and supplemented his explanations with "in the field examples" from his work experience.  He was an excellent communicator and succeeded in creating an environment where all felt comfortable asking questions.  He seemed to really care that he successfully answered people's questions.  

    There were about 12 other people in this class.  We were a diverse group, which made the class even more interesting.  All were serious about learning, but friendly and patient with one another.  
  • Anonymous • VP - Data Science • Graduate
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    Motivation: I am a mid-career student who has managed data scientists in the past but never really got very technical with implementing models. I took this course to become more familiar with machine learning and AI in order to complement my technology skills (programming/infrastructure) and to better manage data scientists in the future.  

    Curriculum: The curriculum is well thought out and focuses on both practical implementation along with theory. The curriculum is designed to truly give you both a birds-eye view and hands-on skill with all parts of machine learning/AI, big data, visualization, Python, environment setup, etc. 

    Teachers: The teachers are top-notch; they were experts who have held significant roles in industry and not purely focused on academic research. 

    Job Assistance/Training: The job assistance and training also gave me a great new vantage point with which to conduct a job search. They even provide amazing post-bootcamp resources like: career coaching, mock-interviews and an alumni Slack channel.

    Bottom-Line: Metis was a great experience from beginning to end. I was part of the first online-only cohort and it was a seamless experience from interacting with teachers to collaborating with your fellow students and teaching assistants. I think all-in-all this was a great value for money but it depends on how focused you are to get the results you want!
  • Anonymous • Data Scientist • Graduate
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    Having worked as a data scientist for a little over a year, I can say with full confidence that Metis has been an extremely valuable experience.  

    I came into Metis without any technical work experience. I graduated with a BA in Economics and worked in a nontechnical role for 2 years immediately after graduating college. I was super unengaged at my first job and started taking classes in programming and data science in my free time. After a year of taking these classes part-time, I decided I wanted to make the career switch to data science. Metis stood out the most to me since you get the opportunity to work on 5 different projects under the guidance of data science professionals, along with receiving career support.

    Though the program is only 12 weeks long, you definitely learn a lot. The instructors are very involved and really care about your learning. I was super lucky to have such sharp and collaborative cohort mates, which made the program even more rewarding. You also receive excellent career support during and after the bootcamp until you land a job. Since I was coming from a nontechnical background, I made sure to follow the advice from our career advisor as much as possible (Thank you, Andrew!). I eventually got my current role through a referral from a Metis alum. Even though it's been more than a year since I completed the program, I still refer to some of the material from class and keep in touch with the Metis community. 

    Tips:
    - Complete the pre-work before starting the bootcamp
    - Take a class on Python before the bootcamp if you do not have a computer science background (I recommend the Introduction to Python Programming edX courses from Georgia Tech) 
    - Follow the career advice and network as much as you can
    - Collaborate with your cohort mates 
    - Continue to sharpen your skills even after the bootcamp

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I took a semester off from college my junior year to do Metis and while I did have a few small issues with the bootcamp, my overall experience was very valuable and ultimately led to an internship + full-time job offer in data science.

    My cohort was full of very bright and motivated students which really enhanced my experience because many of my evenings were spent coworking and bouncing ideas/concepts off others. Metis does a good job filtering via interviews for students who will benefit the most from the program. I've also got a great network now of data folks as many from my cohort have gone on to awesome data jobs at companies like Google, Apple, Nike, Genentech, and IBM. That said, doing the bootcamp alone is nowhere near enough to land a serious data science job. Most who I know, spent an additional 3-9 months reviewing, studying, taking on contract work, networking, and interviewing after the conclusion of the bootcamp before hitting their payoff. 

    The curriculum is fast-paced. The only skill you'll come out remotely procient in is Python (and even then you'll rarely touch object-oriented concepts), the rest you'll only have glanced the surface of. For instance, our cohort spent merely 2 days on javascript and D3 visualization. We were encouraged to copy D3 templates and finesse the visualizations if that's a direction we wanted to take with out 3rd project. The same was true of tools like SQL, MongoDB, Hadoop, Spark, and Flask. That said, the bootcamp gives you a great overview of all the concepts and tools you'll need to be strong in to be a legit data scientist. I recommend taking notes during lectures and reviewing them after the end of the program as well as covering a bunch more materials that I'll list at the end of this review.

    Our two instructors (Debbie & Joe) did a really good job for such an intense program. Joe who at the time was teaching his second cohort is one of the best teachers I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. He has immense talent for explaining technical concepts and theory in a way that is simple and clear, and is amazing at addressing the very core of any followup questions. He was invested into the program and often stayed past 5pm, sometimes up to 7-8pm on the days leading up to a project deadline. Debbie was great as well, but came from a different background. She was forced last minute to teach our cohort, and thus had to deal with moving to SF from the east coast at the start. While she was also great, I would have preferred there be more organization so that our second instructor could be fully prepared for what feels at times like a 12-week sprint. 

     

    Resources to review after a bootcamp like this to get a data science job:

    • Learn OOP in Python using any online resource + do a full programming interview book
    • Andrew Ng's Intro to Machine Learning course (even better if you review before the bootcamp)
    • Andrew Ng's Deep Learning Specialization (if you want to go into more heavy ML/DL)
    • Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow (O'Reilly book that reviews a lot of the bootcamp's material)
    • Fast AI's MOOC
    • All of Statistics - A Concise Intro to Statistical Inference, 20th Ed. 
    • Ian Goodfellows "Deep Learning" (if you want to go into ML research or grad school) 
    • Practice tools like SQL, Flask, Spark on your own 
  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I had wonderful experience at this bootcamp. The quality of students and instructors both were excellent. The job support after the bootcamp was excellent too. 

  • Anonymous • Data Scientist • Graduate
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    I attended the data science bootcamp at Metis in summer 2017. I was from a very different major gearing towards learning more on data analytics, thus in transition of career direction and expertise field at that time. Attending Metis has played a key role in terms of providing me very proactive education to accomplish the transition in such a short period of time. I truly learned a lot in many aspects from the education itself, how to really go out there and interact in the data science society/community, and last but not least how to efficiently present myself to the job market. I'd humbly like to say that I'm glad I decided to learn from Metis, which I believe ultimately made me able to currently work as a data scientist in the competitive industry.

  • Amazing network
    - 12/25/2016
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    When deciding to enroll in a bootcamp, spending focused time on building skills and a portfolio are the draw, but really your biggest long-term benefit will be the network. With Metis, I have nothing but great things to say about the community. There's a culture of collaborating and learning-by-doing in the classroom. I loved taking three months to surround myself with smart people from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I chose Metis primarily because of its focus on rapid deliverables and that I would walk away with a portfolio of projects to speak about with employers. But I've been amazed at the strength of the alumni community and don't know how I would begin to manage a job search without it.

  • just okay...
    - 12/4/2016
    Anonymous
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    I was part of the earlier cohorts for Metis and found that they were still trying to smooth out their curriculum. I found the job assistance to be substantially lacking. They have career partners but none of them had hired former Metis alum which made me question their 'participation' in the bootcamp or if it was false advertising to potential students. I know some students have gone off to do awesome things, but I would say that this is the exception rather than the norm. 

Thanks!