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Science to Data Science

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Science to Data Science is a 5-week, online data science course for PhDs and MScs. S2DS teaches the skills needed to transition from a scientific background to become a successful data scientist, such as Python, R, Hadoop, SQL, and machine learning. Fellows accepted into the program will learn via hands-on projects, and work in groups to complete real-life big data problems. 

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  • Andrius
    Data Scientist • Graduate • Science to Data Science London • London
    Oct 21, 2019
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    Fantastic experience, highly recommended!

    I was involved in several data science projects before starting the program. However, these projects were limited to academic settings, often resulting in publications and proof-of-concept prototypes. These prototypes were often abandoned after publishing results in a scientific journal and rarely made it to "real-life" settings. 

    S2DS gave me a good taste of a typical data science project in industry, covering requirement elicitation, model development and dep...

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  • Shad
    Freelance Data Scientist • Graduate • Science to Data Science London • London
    Oct 02, 2019
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    A great experience; highly recommended!

    I finished my Ph.D. in October 2018. From that point to the start of S2DS, I applied for so many jobs that I have lost track. Having no commercial experience makes it very hard to find a job in a competitive market. This is why I enrolled in S2DS, as a proxy to getting real, hands-on experience in a data science environment.

    What I got out of it was more than that: a circle of friends and mentors, always ready to help when I have difficulties. This, coupled with the experience, i...

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  • Diego Capozzi
    Researcher in Astrophysics • Graduate • Science to Data Science • Online
    Dec 04, 2017
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    S2DS Bootcamp: one of the right doors to a Data Science career

    My background is Astrophysics and I have worked in academic research for about 10 years from my undergraduate to my almost 5-year tenure as a postdoctoral researcher. At some point during my academic career, I started considering moving into data science as I found it interesting and because there are several aspects of academia that did not fit well with my working style. Then something happened: I got selected for the Virtual S2DS bootcamp.

    It has been a week since my Virtual S...

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  • Laura Collins
    Graduate • Science to Data Science • Online
    Dec 04, 2017
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    Virtual S2DS Review

    I recently completed the S2DS Virtual program, and like many of the other participants I was nervous at the beginning of it all because I didn’t think I’d be able to contribute much to the project based on what I knew going in (I was also nervous because of the time difference, but maintaining London hours in Indiana wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be). There were a couple of lectures in the first two weeks about Teamwork and How to Code Well, and for the virtual program we studi...

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  • Chris D
    Data Scientist • Graduate • Science to Data Science • Online
    Dec 03, 2017
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    Data Scientist

    I finished my PhD in Climate Physics in 2012 and went industry for 4 years afterwards, working for both a large corporation and startup. I signed onto the virtual S2DS course as I knew that the world is rapidly undertaking a technological shift towards Data Science and now was the time to equip myself with the skills. 

    The 5 week course has not disappointed! Being paired with 3 other international people and working on a real world data science project throws you straight into th...

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  • Joshua
    post-doc • Science to Data Science • Online
    Dec 03, 2017
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    Amazing Program, highly recommened if considering Data Science

    I'm a week out of the S2DS Virtual program and after a bit more time to reflect, I still consider this an outstanding program and an excellent introduction to help transition from academics to industry.  The three main outcomes of the program, for me at least, was:

    1- confidence in my abilities in Data Science,

    2- an industry project with a finished product that I can point to and say "me & my team, we built this."

    3- meeting a large group of talented, mot...

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  • Martino Lorusso
    Graduate • Science to Data Science • Online
    Dec 01, 2017
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    The perfect program to speed up your transition to Data Science

    Since I was interested in starting a new career in DS, I decided to enroll on October 2017 Virtual S2DS programme by Pivigo, and I am very happy with this experience.

    S2DS is an immersive 5 weeks training that offers the opportunity to work on a real DS project for a real company with a team of aspiring data scientists. That is very helpful cause it gives a taste of what it really is a data scientist's job.

    The projects are engaging as well as challenging, and put to a ...

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  • Ana
    Graduate • Science to Data Science • Online
    Nov 30, 2017
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    Perfect programme to transition from academia

    The programme really helps you transition from academia to data science. 

    Both the technical and non-technical mentors are always available to help you with the training or post-training. The networking done during the training is really valuable. 

    I would really recommend it to anyone who wants to move into data science with a scientific background, even if you are not sure if you wanna quit academia!

     

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  • TC Peng
    Science to Data Science • Online
    Nov 30, 2017
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    A great program for career transition

    This program is helpful in many ways. Firstly, it implemented with real-life projects from the companies interesting in Data Science, which helps the students to learn the commercial awareness in every aspect of their works. Secondly, closely working together boosted the skills to work as a team and improved many soft skills of students, i.e., communication, time management, and presentation skills. In addition, the mentors were very supportive and attentive through out the program. Thirdl...

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  • Alejandro Zamora Soto
    Nov 17, 2017
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    How is daily life in data science?

    I clearly remember that  good conversation with a very good friend of mine from the institute where I did my PhD, where he told me about a very interesting data science trainig programme he took offered by Pivigo in London. Actually, he came back to London after he finished the programme for working as a data scientist freelance in a very good project. That conversation and the fact that I had been for long time thinking about other professional paths apart from the classic academia, pushe...

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  • Ross Williams
    Data scientist • Graduate • Science to Data Science London • London
    Nov 15, 2017
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    Perfect for PhDs looking to transition to data science

    I find it hard to imagine how I would have got a job as a data scientist without attending S2DS.

    The key element at the heart of the S2DS experience is the company project, and there could not be a better way to bridge the gap from “I’m an academic who can analyse data in python” to “I can tell you how to add value to your company with this data, and I know how to do it.”  Interacting with the company and technical mentors gives you the support you need to bound up t...

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  • Xavier Dumusque
    Dr. • Graduate • Science to Data Science London • London
    Nov 12, 2017
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    S2DS: an excellent introduction to Data Science

    Being a postdoc in astrophysics for now 4 years, having won a few prestigious fellowships and having publish some interesting results so far, I am on the good path to obtain a position in the near future. Plus, I really enjoy doing research, and I have the chance to be part of an amazing group. I therefore want to continue in academia, if possible. But as many of you know, even with an excellent CV, it is extremely difficult to get tenure.

    To have other options in case my career...

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