During graduate school, Nichole taught herself statistics and programming in order to analyze large ecological and genomic datasets for her climate change biology research. Her main project investigated how vulnerable the Edith's Checkerspot Butterfly will be to the effects of climate change, especially with regards to how it interacts with its host plants. Frustrated with the lack of statistics and computer science courses that could be immediately applied to research, she made up her own Peer-led Biostats Course. Thus began her fascination with programming pedagogy, and she became involved as a volunteer with Software Carpentry, teaching best programming practices to scientists. She then worked at a start-up as a full-stack software developer, helping create tools enabling citizen scientists to monitor the world's biodiversity. When she isn't teaching Data Science with General Assembly, she is performs and teaches improv, records and teaches about podcasting, and works to help improve public understanding of science.
Data Science Immersive
Make smarter decisions by gaining the data analytics, data modeling, programming and statistics skills you need to start a career in data.
Introduction to Data Science
This workshop will define what data science is, review some of the main tools used by data scientists today, and discuss how they can be implemented in real world work.
Tech and Education
Ever wondered where the future of the Education industry is headed? The answer likely lies in tech.