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David Yerrington

Data Science Immersive Instructor, General Assembly

San Francisco

At the age of 8, David began learning the BASIC programming language while living in the outskirts of Alaska. He studied music performance but found the beginning of his career building a small software and consulting company in the late 90's. David’s career spans almost 20 years including many startups as a lead engineer, building scalable data services from prototype to production. During his time at Sony/Gracenote, leading the development of a handful of prototypes were featured multiple years in the Consumer Electronics Show, spanning problems with recommender systems, content classification, and profiling type problems. More recently, David was a data scientist at a YC backed dating app company researching and building scalable recommendation pipelines.

Currently, David works at General Assembly as a Global Data Science Instructor, where he helped architect the first version of the data science immersive curriculum and pilot many new programs developed internally. Regularly delivering lectures in a hybrid format classroom on topics ranging from engineering, statistics, and ML.

When not at work, David plays cello in orchestras and a small group that performs classic video game covers

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