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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 April 26, 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.
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    Minimum Skill LevelAbsolute Beginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    April 26, 2021 - Online Apply by April 26, 2021
    May 24, 2021 - Online Apply by May 24, 2021
    June 21, 2021 - Online Apply by June 21, 2021
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by July 26, 2021
  • Data Analytics Bootcamp

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    Start Date May 17, 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
    May 17, 2021 - Online Apply by April 19, 2021
    June 14, 2021 - Online Apply by May 17, 2021
  • Data Analytics Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date July 26, 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
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by June 14, 2021
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 9, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 7, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 4, 2021
  • Data Science Bootcamp

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    Start Date May 17, 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
    May 17, 2021 - Online Apply by April 19, 2021
    June 14, 2021 - Online Apply by May 17, 2021
  • Data Science & Engineering Bootcamp

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    Start Date May 17, 2021
    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
    More Start Dates
    May 17, 2021 - Online Apply by April 19, 2021
    June 14, 2021 - Online Apply by May 17, 2021
  • Data Science & Engineering Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date July 26, 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
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by June 14, 2021
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 9, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 7, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 4, 2021
  • Data Science & Machine Learning Bootcamp

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    Start Date May 17, 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
    May 17, 2021 - Online Apply by April 19, 2021
    June 14, 2021 - Online Apply by May 17, 2021
  • Data Science & Machine Learning Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date July 26, 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
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by June 14, 2021
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 9, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 7, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 4, 2021
  • Data Science Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date July 26, 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
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by June 14, 2021
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 9, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 7, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 4, 2021
  • Introduction to Data Science

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    Data Science, Git, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date July 19, 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
    July 19, 2021 - Online Apply by July 19, 2021
  • 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
  • Spencer Tollefson  User Photo
    Spencer Tollefson • Data Scientist • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Metis isn't for the faint of heart. What this program is NOT: an easy, magical path to coast through for 12 weeks to land a data science position. What this program IS: a well structured, intense immersive that can lead you to your goals when doubled with appropriate effort.

    My background is from business school. I worked as a Tax accountant CPA, then management consultant for finance related projects, and then as a community economic development volunteer in the Peace Corps. Hard skills such as programming, statistics, or any kind of science were not my forte - but rather I'd developed experience in problem solving and communication skills more than anything. However, one fascinating part of Metis was the diversity of backgrounds among my cohort - and the ability for many people to succeed in the program.

    I strongly encourage any potential applicant to be thorough in their preparation and vetting process. If you are able to pass the entrance exam for Metis, and know why you believe the program will help you achieve your goals, then I would highly recommend it ensuring you have the discipline and time to focus on this for 12 weeks.

    For my anecdotal experience, Metis was fantastic. I chalk a lot of that up to having done substantial thinking in deciding why I wanted to do a data science bootcamp and how it would help me make the career transition from accountant/consultant to data scientist.

    So why Metis then?

    • I found the instructors extremely knowledgeable and accessible
    • My cohort peers were intelligent, engaging, and had diverse backgrounds. I think a large part of that is the Metis admittance process
    • Dedicated career support (Marybeth in Seattle) was quite helpful in navigating and structuring the job hunt process
    • The 5 project structure of the program was invaluable. In many of my job interviews I found being able to talk about how I did 5 projects - 4 entirely solo and which included gathering my own data - a huge asset

    Additionally, the physical space was perfectly adequate and not run down like I've heard rumors of some other bootcamps. There clearly is support after the bootcamp - but finding a job is not handed to you on a platter. In my personal case, I spent about 12 weeks job searching after the bootcamp as well. It paid off in the end, and I would have done Metis 10/10 times again, but don't expect a job to be handed to you afterward. The Metis presence in Seattle is smaller than some other bootcamps, but if you are willing to expand your job search outside Seattle I personally found Metis connections help me make headway in over 10 different job interviews.

    The curriculum continues to bee updated and I'm glad to hear they spent some more time on time-series for the cohorts after my own.

    In summary, I recommend Metis if you do the hard work in visualizing how the immersion will help you achieve your next goals. If you believe a data science bootcamp is the right step for you, and you're willing to put in the time and effort into the program, Metis is an excellent investment of your time and money. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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    Stephen Ilhardt • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    My background was in management consulting and I had some experience with data analysis, but the amount I learned here was unreal. I was really interested in machine learning and neural networks but found I was having trouble learning them on my own in an unstructured way. Metis was perfect for this and aligned with my preferred learning style really well. I learned everything I wanted to and then a whole lot more. They cover just about everything you'll come across as a data scientist in varying degrees of detail, but then set you up to learn so much more after you're done. I spent the weeks after I graduated reading and deepening my knowledge about all of the stuff I learned in Metis, and tutorials and research papers that would have been way over my head pre-Metis just didn't scare me anymore. It's really cool! The instructors were outstanding and could answer just about every question you'd throw at them, and then they went above and beyond to make sure you understood everything before moving on. Take advantage of that because they're all really knowledgeable and more than willing to help. I actually spent quite a bit of time learning things that interested me that weren't in the curriculum for my projects and they even had answers about that stuff too. I really think you'll get a lot out of this, but be prepared to put in the hours. The class goes from nine to five, but if you're willing to work nights and weekends and squeeze every bit of knowledge you can out of this then you'll be very impressed with what you know and can do by the end. 

  • Buckle up!
    - 3/27/2019
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    Kendra • Data Scientist • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    If you are looking for an in-person, immersize Data Science bootcamp that will give you skills and confidence in this burgeoning field, you need look no further than Metis. The highlights:

    • Passionate, intelligent, yet personable and caring staff
    • Applicable curriculum, a good balance of broad and deep
    • Bright, motivated, supportive peers
    • A true cheerleader in tne Career Support Advisor

    I appreciated that there was a significant amount of "pre-work" recommended. This isn't a zero-to-hero bootcamp, and it shouldn't be. Everyone walks in with a baseline, so you can get more or less straight to work learning about Data Science. I enjoyed the project-based curriculum and believe it was a very effective way to teach new concepts. As you learn, you apply it. Instructors are highly available to assist with any questions or issues -- though they sometimes got monopolized by students seeking more help than others. They are incredibly patient, kind, and wise. Classmates were friendly and always willing to help -- it felt highly collaborative, and never overtly competitive. Metis puts forth a lot of effort to make it feel like a community and that each student is valued.

    Beyond the Data Science, Metis teaches you *grit*: how to not give up, to find a way. *time management*: you don't have a lot of time for your projects -- so you learn how to time-block and set deadlines for yourself. *how to learn, and learn fast!*: don't know something? Google it. Find a book or a blog. Ask someone. Get creative. These are skills that will serve you well in The Real World.

    My only quibble is that I was expecting a bit more from the Metis network in terms of finding a job. Perhaps the Seattle program is too new to have a vast expasne of alums armed with a trove of jobs, just waiting for us to graduate to bestow them upon us. Maybe I am just lazy and entitled. I should note that some alums were very involved and eager to help. Also, Marybeth, the career advisor, is an amazing resource. She is highly knowledgable -- and connected -- and is also always there for moral support. She'll help you structure your time post-bootcamp and negotiate that inevitable job offer. 

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    Marco Z • Data Scientist • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I jumped at the chance to go back to the technical track of my career after spending far too long in technical management. My academic background has been in computer science and math, and I started professionally (a while ago) as a data dev and analyst.

    Of the four or five data science immersives I researched, including the other two in-person full time programs in Seattle, Metis is the one that places more rigor and time in the data science aspect of the curriculum, as opposed to the data engineering side of it: data science first, the tools to do it second. Most other programs dedicate too much time to hashing over ETL and development best practices. Those are absolutely necessary in real-life data science positions (ask me about it over beer some time), but they should be a pre-requisite, as they are in Metis, in order to effectively immerse you in data science without distractions during the program.

    That doesn't mean you end up being a stats nerd with no practical programming skills, on the contrary. The day starts with a programming brain teaser to fire up the neurons as the coffee kicks in, and the evening ends with you turning in a solid piece of working code that excercises the morning's data science theory and tools lecture.

    I'm also always amazed at the quality of the people that make it into the program. From all walks of life, age groups and skill sets, but the common thread is that they have the intuition for data science, plus the drive to learn and do what needs to be done to master it.

    And the people working for Metis are also top-notch: skilled, knowledgable, good instructors, administrators, and boosters for the data science professions in the business econsystem.

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    This Bootcamp has been one of the most rewarding experience. I got to learn alot and was introduced to so many new techniques regarding Data Science. 

    I had the pleasure to learn from Alice Zhao and Lara Katten. Both instructors are knowledgeable and are helpful through out the 12 weeks. Both of them are super humble for how much they know. They are perfect compliments. 

    The best analogy descibing this Bootcamp would be, say there are about 50 different doors where each door pertains to different topics in Data Science (e.g. Git, Data Viz, NoSQL, SQL, Supervised Learning, Unsupercised Learing etc). METIS opens these doors for you and helps you take the first step on the other side, then it is up to you to choose the topics you want to delve deeper into. 

    If you are thinking of making a career change to Data Science, please consider METIS Bootcamp. It will save you a lot of time and money.

     

    P.S. Everybody has their own interpretation of ratings. Please note I never give a perfect rating, for me a four star is a very high rating.  
     

     

     

     

  • Data Science Fellow
    - 10/31/2018
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    Rachel Zhang • Data Scientist • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Instructors at Metis are very experienced, willing to help with project questions and discuss ideas all the time.

    The staff are super nice and helpful as well. 

    Great overall experience for data science training!

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    Metis turned me into a Data Scientist! I worked as a business analyst for about two years and had some exposure to analytics. But I lacked hands-on experience and a good understanding of machine learning. I tried to change my career path on my own but didn't have much luck. Trying to self-teach and rebrand, all on my own, was daunting and very stressful. I'm really glad that I found Metis and decided to commit to it. 

    Yes, you might be able to find all the materials online and learn everything on your own. But what makes Metis such a good experience is the instructors and career advisors. They really do care about your success! The instructors are not only good at explaining concepts but also have a lot of industry experience. I learned a lot about how to approach projects and design metrics from all the discussions I had with my instructors. 

    The bootcamp itself is tough and the job search after graduation is not any easier. Metis offers a lot of coaching and support to help me get to where I am today. Also, going through the job search process with my classmates provided a very crucial support network, and made it much easier to stick with it. I got multiple interviews through alumni referral and eventually landed a role through one of these referrals. The Metis community is incredible and I know it will be there to help me navigate through any challenges I have in my career. 

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    I joined Metis after reading reviews on websites such as this (Coursereport), and after attending one of their Meetups. In spite of all the 4-5 star reviews that I had seen, Metis beat all my expectations! Let me elaborate. 

    I earned my PhD in Experimental Chemistry at the University of Chicago. While my research was somewhat computational in nature, I was not well-equipped to get started with a career in Data Science. If you're from academia, you have to understand that universities have no interest or incentive to prepare their cheap-labor postdocs for real jobs. In spite of having science PhDs, half of my colleagues in academia weren't able to find a single job whatsoever, and some were already past their 5th year as postdoc (we're talking Physics, Chemistry, Math PhDs). Metis was instrumental in equipping me with all of the industry-relevant skills in a very short amount of time. They were also great with demonstrating the utility of ML/AI and the potential impact that it is likely to create in the next few decades or so. While one can technically learn all of this material by oneself, it would take at least a 9 months even if you did it full-time. It would take you multiple years if you tried learning all of it while doing some job or postdoc, which is why most postdocs can't make that transition by themselves.

    Alice Zhao and Roberto Reif were both great instructors with many years of industry experience. I miss the energy from our instructors and cohort. Three weeks into the bootcamp, I remember a few of us discussing about how good the bootcamp was. Fast forward 6 months, and most of us who were looking for a job have found one. Having an advanced degree helps, but not having one is completely okay. I now work for a firm called Soothsayer Analytics (with Microsoft as end-client).

    My only minor complaint from the bootcamp is that it doesn't delve too much into SQL or Time-Series Analysis, and a lot of companies like Facebook or Expedia make you go through really tricky SQL questions.

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    TL;DR: Metis was amazing. The instructors set the tone for excitement, grit, intelligence, and success. The projects were invaluable experiences for learning so many data science skills and for using as examples of work in interviews/applications. The curriculum is as close to real-world experience as a bootcamp can get. A+ to Metis

    I found Metis after several months of knowing I needed a career change and searching for the right way to jumpstart my return to tech after two years of completely unrelated work. I graduated undergrad as a mechanical engineer, worked as a research engineer, but then took a hiatus after moving to Seattle and worked as an assistant manager at a restaurant. I learned about data science through friends already working in tech in Seattle and realized I already had some of the skills from mechanical engineering and working in research, but I didn't have any recent relevant experience that would allow me to get a job anywhere. That's when I found Metis. I compared it against a couple other bootcamps, but honestly there was no comparison. Metis was an actual data science bootcamp - not just a coding bootcamp. Metis promised instructors with real-world experience and work-life balance. Metis promised a portfolio of work based on five data science projects compelted during the bootcamp. Metis was accreditted. And Metis was small, but already had excited students and a reputation for being hands-on, real-world-reflecting, and full of direct career support.

    I was not disappointed. The application process was challenging, but appropriately so. My engineering background provided me with the proper math and thinking skills and I was accepted into the winter cohort of 2017. Then I had to complete the prework before starting in September; that was also very challenging, but totally necessary and I highly encourage you to do the prework if you want to do well. I had no prior programming experience other than Matlab, but I was able to teach myself enough Python in the month before starting to be completely capable during the bootcamp. That leads to another piece of advice: you get out of Metis what you put in. In other words, Metis is good for you if you're willing to put in the effort and the hours and learn a ton. 

    My final note, regarding my Metis experience, would be that the people made it what it is. The instructors were amazing; so intelligent, so in touch with real-world data science, so excited to be there and teach and guide, and just so overall great people. The rest of the cohort was amazing too; the application process and just the type of people Metis attracts includes only intelligent, passionate, and driven people. This was what drove the learning environment and what truly helped me get excited, challenge myself, and succeed.

    For those of you interested in where you could end up: I am now a data scientist at a tech consulting company in Redmond. Because of my more recent graduation date, lack of an advanced degree, and minimal relevant paid experience, I began my role as an intern at the company. Do not let this deter you; the internship was invaluable especially after a particularly grueling application period (where I was applying to almost five companies each day for several months). I learned a ton during the internship and it was an opportunity to take risks in a lower pressure environment. 

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    Being a math major, I wanted a deeper understanding of data science at an application based level, which I knew a masters program would not achieve. I looked across all the different bootcamps, and I found Metis as the only accredited course. The quality of instructors attracted me the most to Metis, and it is the only bootcamp that makes students complete 5 end-to-end projects. This fell in line with my urge to learn data science at an application based level. Each instructor has previous experience in the data science field from work to educational experience. These instructors made learning these complex topics easier to understand by applying basic real world analogies to them. Additionally, the instructors went around to students every day and made sure there were no lingering questions as a group and 1:1 basis.

    Deciding to do Metis was a huge step for me, the financial, time, and educational undertaking were all factors in play when I decided to join Metis. Financially, Metis is the same across all bootcamps, and it is cheaper than completing a data science masters program. The time commitment is ideal as it is just 3 months; however, I would not recommend doing any job (part time included) with this course as you get more out of the course by solely focusing on the course itself. The educational undertaking seemed questionable at first but with the strong instruction from the instructors they cleared up any loose ends.

    Regarding the course, I would highly encourage starting the pre-course work as soon as you receive it and make sure you understand each topic well. This will help you in every mornings pair problems and save time on your projects. One thing that helped me learn the data science algorithms better was that I would watch Andrew Ng’s videos on the topic we are learning for that day before class. This helped me absorb the information better than learning it for the first time in class. I also recommend completing the challenges that are given by the instructors. These are optional, but by completing a few of them, I was able to gain a stronger understanding of each topic.

    Metis’s career support is extremely strong. The career support staff makes sure to get you connected with individuals at companies that you are interested in. The staff helps you get prepared for interviews by setting up frequent mock interviews. Joining Metis was an overall positive experience, and it changed my life for the better.

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    I began my search to build skills towards data science without any real knowledge of what specific subjects or topics I needed to understand in the field, other than knowing a programming language such as Python. I researched various programs that offered a variety of courses but noticed that Metis was purely dedicated to data science. I looked over the courses (and accompanied curriculum) provided by Metis and was initially stuck between taking the Introduction to Data Science, or the Beginner Python & Math courses. I reached out to the team at Metis, and had an informative and helpful conversation with Amy Ramnath, and ultimately decided that the Beginner Python & Math course best suited my needs as a beginner looking to get his feet wet.

    I took flight on my journey through the 6-week online Beginner Python & Math course from May 21st to June 27th twice a week, 3-hours per lecture, with Garrett Hoffman and Roberto Reif. Both Garrett and Roberto were fantastic teachers who are passionate about the subject matter, and whom make themselves available to assist students in answering questions or providing professional suggestions and recommendations towards student goals. There is copious material to cover and review throughout the 6-week course to get you rolling in the right direction, and as with any educational course, personal time allocated to studying and practicing outside of normal lecture hours should be anticipated and expected. Although the course material was dense, I feel much more confident and comfortable knowing that I've been provided a breadth of information and knowledge to establish a foundation to build on using Python and Jupyter notebook along with NumPy, Pandas, and Matpotlib packages, and understanding what subjects and topics in math (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability, and Statistics) are common to data science. A nice perk of the online course is that the lecture sessions were recorded, and could be reviewed at my own convenience if I were unable to attend lecture or needed to review material again. 

    Overall, this was an exceptional course that has provided me with more insight into understanding what baseline subjects I need to understand to begin working towards my goal of starting a data science career. 

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    I think I may be of a slightly different variety than many students and attendees.

    I am an adult undergraduate student in my Junior year of an applied mathematics degree. I attended my course as part of an independent study contract with my university.

    I attended the 6-week Math and Python for Data Science program. My instructors were Gordon Dri and Roberto Reif.

    In my experience, Gordon and Roberto as well as other support staff were extremely attentive, professional, courteous, and warm. Plus, in class, there was some humor to each lesson.

    My class was online via video. It is a one-way video, so only the teachers can be seen by the students. This was super convenient. We could communicate via chat (which worked very well), and I could work from anywhere at all and still receive one on one help when necessary.

    The iPython notebooks that are provided by Metis can be printed to create your own personal reference manual and can be customized and expanded.

    I learned quite a bit more than anticipated, though I was thoroughly familiar with all of the mathematics that were covered.

    I’m grateful for the experience. This stuff is going to be invaluable for research and lab work.

    I would like to have seen more/deeper mathematics covered using python, but this is a relatively short beginners course with a specific application, and I’m leaving with more than enough tools to do it myself (which is the best way for me to really learn).

Thanks!