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Free Intro to Data Science Class Online | May 18

Travis Huang Photo

Data Scientist, AlgoLIFT

About This Workshop

*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

Travis Huang Photo

Data Scientist, AlgoLIFT

Travis Huang is a data scientist and former investment analyst with expertise in financial forecasting, user acquisition (UA) modeling, and machine learning. Born and raised in sunny Southern California, he spent 3 years as a business analyst at a solar energy firm before becoming the manager of analytics at an energy and commodities-focused private equity fund. In his current role as a Data Scientist at AlgoLIFT, he is responsible for the development and maintenance of the UA portfolio optimization product. He holds a BS in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the USC Marshall School of Business and a MS in Business Analytics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his free time he enjoys aerial photography, fostering dogs, and practicing the violin.

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Free Intro to Data Science Class Online
Tuesday, 18 May, 2021
10 am – 12 pm EDT
Online (Online)
Free

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