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Free Intro to Data Science | Online Class | October 23

Free
Saturday, 23 October, 2021
1 3 pm EDT
Online

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.

What will this remote learning experience be like?

  • Ask questions and interact with peers and expert instructors —all in real time. Collaborate via live chatbox and Q&A.
  • Complete hands-on coursework in an online classroom designed to keep you engaged and focused.
  • Gain accountability and guidance from your instructor and fellow classmates to help you turn skills into career success.

NOTE: A small percentage of participants may not receive emails from us due to some domains blocking our automated emails. If you do not receive sign in instructions within 1 hour of the livestream, please email help@generalassemb.ly and our team will send sign in instructions right away.

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 part-time Data Science course, or go for a career transformation by enrolling in our Data Science Immersive.

Preparation

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).

About the Instructor

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AI Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services

Charis Loveland works at AWS as a business development manager on the cloud intelligence team specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning. She has a decade and a half of experience in product management, AI, data analytics, new product introduction, file and hardware storage, and software development. After launching a crowdsourcing platform for Azure ML at Microsoft, Charis founded Rue La La's data science team, creating and executing a roadmap and strategy for personalization and customer sub-segmentation. Charis co-founded an ML startup and has taught several business courses at General Assembly as well as online courses about data science at MIT, Dartmouth, and Columbia. Charis serves as a coding instructor, mentor, and advocate for early STEM education and volunteers for several nonprofits that help promote greater diversity in the technology industry.

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