Intro to Data Science Livestream
11

Wednesday, 11 March

1 3 pm EDT

FREE!
Cost

Questions? Read our FAQs

Intro to Data Science Livestream | March 11

Craig Fryar Photo


Data Executive, Platform Architect and Technologist, Consultant

11

Wednesday, 11 March

1 3 pm EDT

Online

Anywhere
Online
FREE!
Cost

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

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).

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 hello@generalassemb.ly and someone from our team will be sure to respond to you with sign in instructions right away.

About the Instructor

Craig Fryar Photo

Data Executive, Platform Architect and Technologist,
Consultant

Craig is a data-driven product design and development executive. He is an experienced Chief Data Officer, and previously served as Global Director of Enterprise Strategy at Tableau.

As a BI platform architect, he defined and deployed 2 global-scale data analytics tech stacks and teams. He is a thought-leader in DX, specializing in data transformation road-maps, process, privacy and secure access. His EDW platform design at Wargaming.net collected 300+ billion daily data events that fueled analysis for product design, development, monetization, marketing, competitive intel and executive strategy.

Craig served in data and technology executive positions at a Fortune 500 company, a $1B multi-national and at numerous startups. He is an experienced investor, securing over $30M in early stage funding for data virtualization, virtual reality, AI, gaming, simulations and biotechnology. He currently serves as COO and EVP Data for a FinTech platform that simplifies and accelerates Startup funding. He is a Partner at Data Divers, LLC.

While a Technology Evangelist for database and applications software at Apple, he co-authored the first-ever 3D, online multiplayer, VR video-game called “Spectre”.

Craig lives in Austin with his wife and data-geeky family. He is an advanced PADI diver, golfer, author, eschatologist, instructor and industry speaker, and is widely traveled. He is also a Distinguished Faculty Member at General Assembly.

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