Python for Data Science
10

Saturday, 10 December

12 5 pm EST

GA Boston

125 Summer Street
Boston , MA 02110
$175 USD
Regular Ticket
$175 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Python for Data Science

Robby Grodin Photo


Data Engineer, Wayfair

10

Saturday, 10 December

12 5 pm EST

GA Boston

125 Summer Street
Boston , MA 02110
$175 USD
Regular Ticket
$175 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Python is a versatile and widely-used programming language with many applications. This workshop explores Python's place in the scientific ecosystem, and how the language, with several readily-available open-source libraries, can serve as a powerful tool for data analysis. Designed as a stand-alone introduction to the data science aspects of Python, this class is also a recommended preparatory workshop for students planning to enroll in General Assembly's Data Science course.

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

  • Use pandas to perform data analysis
  • Use matplotlib to make visualizations of the data
  • Sci-kit learn to generate a statistical model of the data

Takeaways

  • Ability to use Python for basic data analysis tasks (data cleaning and reformatting, exploration, analysis)
  • Understanding of Python’s role as a tool in the backend and analysis toolkits
  • Understanding of the possibilities opened up through a better understanding of Python
  • Greater preparedness for GA's Data Science course

Prereqs & Preparation

Students must have taken Python Programming 101 or have equivalent foundational knowledge. ​

  • Note, we will NOT be going through introductory Python. Here is an example exercise you should be able to do before taking this class: Write a function that prints all of the numbers between 1 and 10,000 that are either divisible by 7 or 33 but not both.

Please bring a laptop with Anaconda installed. We will not be taking class time to trouble shoot installation issues, if you have any issues please email boston@generalassemb.ly no later than 24 hours before the class.

About the Instructor

Robby Grodin Photo

Data Engineer,
Wayfair

Robby Grodin, founding partner for Toy Pig Co., is a versatile innovator in the fast growing technology sector.

From his time spent building backend services at large corporations such as Visa and Blackberry to the research he has conducted at MIT and Northeastern University, Robby has worn many hats. His titles have spanned from Research Engineer, to Code Reliability Engineer, to his current role as a Data Scientist at Wayfair.

In addition to his technical work in San Francisco and Boston, Robby is an avid educator. He has given lectures at Tufts and Northeastern, presented at numerous conferences, and offers one-on-one training and preparation for students seeking to start or advance their careers in technology. Robby holds a dual BS in Computer Science and Electronic Music Composition from Northeastern University.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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