This month I got to attend the Career Day from the Metis Data Science bootcamp, where Metis graduates finished their 12-week intensive data science training by presenting a project. I’m a fan of the Metis program and I was really impressed at both the content of the analyses and the communication skills and focus the graduates showed (communicating a data science project in a four minute lightning talk is tough and they were up to the challenge!).
I believe in live-tweeting talks and Career Day was no exception:
Brian Cocolicchio does survival analysis of NFL positions, sees life of running back is "nasty, brutish, and short" pic.twitter.com/XMvPbtCzTI— David Robinson (@drob) September 15, 2016
Also in this cohort was my sister Emily Robinson, who is starting her career in data science and had done the perfect project for it:
In the process I got a few responses asking if the slides were available. I feel strongly that talks should be available somewhere online (as “public artifacts”), so afterwards I volunteered to host the graduates’ slides, along with their professional information, here on my blog. Below you can find the information, including slides and sometimes project links, from about half the cohort.
I think there’s nothing like an example of work to examine a candidate’s skills. So if you’re looking to hire data analysts or scientists, you should read through their projects and/or CVs and get in touch with them!
Talks from the Metis Summer 2016 Cohort
Email: bryantbiggs at gmail dot com
Talk: Survival Analysis of NFL Running Backs
Email: colekev at gmail dot com
Email: michael dot laster at alum dot yu dot edu
Email: awl44 at me dot com
Email: jpiterbarg at gmail dot com
Email: robinson dot es at gmail dot com
Email: alanschoen at gmail dot com
PS If you’re interested in learning more about hiring Metis graduates you can also reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.