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INTRO TO DATA SCIENCE

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Working from real life case studies, we will review:

What is Data Science?
How is it used?
Key tools and processes data scientists use.
How to get started in Data Science.
Takeaways
Learn what data scientists do and the types of problems they solve.
Walk through the typical data science workflow and see how the pros identify powerful business predictions.
Explore key tools and processes data scientists use to analyze, visualize, and model data.
Apply what you’ve learned to a data set to produce your own recommendations.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set in our Data Science Immersive or Data Science part-time programs.

Preparation
A second monitor is recommended, but not required.
Additionally, students will need to download and install Anaconda (the latest Python Version 3.x): Download link here.

YouTube for installing on Mac: How to install Anaconda on Mac

YouTube for installing on Windows: How to install Anaconda on Windows

Tip: Scroll to your operating system version and click on the install button for Anaconda with the latest version Python 3.x. Note: We’ll be using the latest version of Python version 3.x in this workshop.

Technical Considerations:

For students on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan).
NOTE: A small percentage of participants may not receive emails from us due to some domains blocking our automated emails. If you do not receive sign in instructions within 1 hour of the livestream, please email hello@generalassemb.ly and someone from our team will be sure to respond to you with sign in instructions right away.

About the Instructor
Craig Fryar
Data Executive, Platform Architect and Technologist,
Consultant

Craig is a data-driven product design and development executive. He is an experienced Chief Data Officer, and previously served as Global Director of Enterprise Strategy at Tableau.

As a BI platform architect, he defined and deployed 2 global-scale data analytics tech stacks and teams. He is a thought-leader in DX, specializing in data transformation road-maps, process, privacy and secure access. His EDW platform design at Wargaming.net collected 300+ billion daily data events that fueled analysis for product design, development, monetization, marketing, competitive intel and executive strategy.

Craig served in data and technology executive positions at a Fortune 500 company, a $1B multi-national and at numerous startups. He is an experienced investor, securing over $30M in early stage funding for data virtualization, virtual reality, AI, gaming, simulations and biotechnology. He currently serves as COO and EVP Data for a FinTech platform that simplifies and accelerates Startup funding. He is a Partner at Data Divers, LLC.

While a Technology Evangelist for database and applications software at Apple, he co-authored the first-ever 3D, online multiplayer, VR video-game called “Spectre”.

About Our Partners

Women Who Code Houston

Women Who Code is the largest and most active community in the world dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We empower engineers with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. WWCode has garnered a membership exceeding 167,000, executed more than 9,000 events around the world, and has a presence in 20 countries.

General Assembly(GA)

About General Assembly (GA): General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills – from software engineering and UX design, to data, to product management and digital marketing. Established in early 2011, GA is the leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions with 20+ campuses across four continents.Web https://generalassemb.ly/

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/ITExperience/events/270687496/