Python for Data Science
20

Friday, 20 March

10 am – 4 pm EDT

GA Boston

125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
$175 USD
Regular Ticket
$175 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Python for Data Science | March 20

Vivek Haligeri Veerana Photo


Co-Founder, Naya Studio

20

Friday, 20 March

10 am – 4 pm EDT

GA Boston

125 Summer Street 13th Floor
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

Preparation

  • Students must have taken Intro to Python Bootcamp 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.

    Anaconda Installation Instructions:

    Visit https://www.anaconda.com/download/ Download the latest 3.x version. When the download is complete, run the installer.

About the Instructor

Vivek Haligeri Veerana Photo

Co-Founder,
Naya Studio

Vivek is a Boston-based designer, engineer, and entrepreneur with a passion for education and learning. He has previously taught data science, data visualization, and programming at Harvard's Engineering and Design schools. Further, he has conducted research on new media and learning environments at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

Interspersed between his two degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Design Engineering, he worked as a senior engineer at Honeywell before wearing many hats at startups – including Utopia.do, InvestBeta, and Predible Health - leading product development, data science, and UX. These days, Vivek is focused on his startups Naya Studio and InvestBeta both of which harness data to provide user-centered solutions. In his spare time, Vivek enjoys making art, graphics and animated shorts. He also loves cats, soccer and, waffles.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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