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Data Week | Intro to Data Science | May 17

Craig Sakuma Photo

Founder, QuantSprout

About This Workshop

This session is part of GA's Data Week, a weeklong festival of free workshops, speaker sessions and panel discussions around leveraging data to drive business decisions, productivity and career growth. Check out the full schedule here!

*Working from real life case studies, we will review: *

  • What is Data Science?

  • How is it used?

  • Key tools and processes data scientists use.

  • How to get started in Data Science.

Takeaways

  • Learn what data scientists do and the types of problems they solve.
  • Walk through the typical data science workflow and see how the pros identify powerful business predictions.
  • Explore key tools and processes data scientists use to analyze, visualize, and model data.
  • Apply what you've learned to a data set to produce your own recommendations.
    *Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set in our Data Science Immersive or Data Science part-time programs. *

Preparation

  • A second monitor is recommended, but not required.

Additionally, students will need to download and install Anaconda (the latest Python Version 3.x): Download link here.

YouTube for installing on Mac: How to install Anaconda on Mac

YouTube for installing on Windows: How to install Anaconda on Windows

Tip: Scroll to your operating system version and click on the install button for Anaconda with the latest version Python 3.x. Note: We'll be using the latest version of Python version 3.x in this workshop.

Technical Considerations:

  • For students on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan).

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About the Instructor

Craig Sakuma Photo

Founder, QuantSprout

Craig has been a data science and analytics instructor at General Assembly since 2014 and he has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. Prior to teaching at General Assembly, he worked as a data scientist at Euclid Analytics. Craig has also founded an e-commerce furniture business, Deal Decor, and worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He has an engineering degree from Northwestern and an MBA from Wharton. For fun, Craig enjoys traveling and has spent a total of 5 years living overseas in three different countries.

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Data Week | Intro to Data Science
Monday, 17 May, 2021
1 3 pm EDT
Toronto (Online)
Free

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