NYC Data Science Academy unveils Remote Data Science Bootcamp
Posted OnNovember 24, 2016 by Shruthi S
Remote Data Science Bootcamp from the NYC Data Science Academy aims to provide a complete data science curriculum, community support and job placement assistance for anyone in the world with an internet connection who wants to become a data scientist.
The NYC Data Science Academy (NYCDSA), regarded as one of the top data science bootcamps in the US, has announced a new online education program called Remote Data Science Bootcamp. The full or part-time program offers a complete and comprehensive data science curriculum, interaction with peers and faculty, and job placement assistance for students anywhere in the world with an internet connection who wants to become a data scientist.
The Remote Data Science Bootcamp was created to improve upon existing online data science courses by offering all of the resources and benefits of a professional, full-time, and expert data science bootcamp to students online. The course is setup as an online extension of the NYC Data Science Academy and has all of the benefits of their traditional, in-person bootcamp, including:
- A Complete Course Curriculum – The NYC Data Science Academy bootcamp is renowned for the depth and breadth of their curriculum, the richness of the lectures in both programming and statistics, and for its demanding nature. The Remote Data Science Bootcamp starts with basic programming and data analysis with R and Python and then transitions to machine learning and big data techniques. As students master these subjects you will create five real-world data science projects that demonstrate your knowledge and skills of these topics. Examples of past and current student projects: http://blog.nycdatascience.com/category/student-works/
- Group work and community support - A large portion of the curriculum involves group projects and peer programming. Students collaborate with their classmates on projects and share knowledge via online chat and community channels, allowing them to check and learn from each other’s code and build team skills needed in a real working environment The Remote Bootcamp is built as a collaborative environment utilizing online chat and meeting systems so students get their questions answered immediately by instructors and TA’s. Students also have the opportunity to collaborate on homework, projects, job applications, interview preparation, paired programming, and even further through our extended alumni community.
- Job Placement Assistance - Each student receives one-on-one support with job searching and access to all kinds of job assistance resources. Over 90% of NYCDSA students get a job within 6 months of graduation.
- One-on-One Work with a Mentor - Teaching assistants are available to work with answer questions and work with students via 1on1 appointments and through the online help desk.
Assignments and projects are completed online using an all-in-one autograding platform. The autograder supports multiple languages, including R, Python, MySQL, and Bash. Online students also have access to a dynamic set of exercises, datasets, and resources without leaving the workspace. Error highlighting and auto completion make it easier to correct code and avoid misspellings.
To ensure student success, Remote Data Science Bootcamp emphasizes course dedication and student engagement. Students are expected to dedicate themselves fully to the program and fulfil all of the requirements, which include completing lecture videos, daily homework, and five student projects – ensuring that students achieve a very high level of proficiency.
The typical NYCDSA student has a technical background in engineering, finance, science, or business. Half the attendees have a Masters in one of those fields, a third have a PhD, and the remaining students have a bachelor’s degree.
Remote Data Science Bootcamp is a full-time program that takes 12 weeks to complete. Part-time or flexible learning options are also available that enable the program to be completed in 4, 6 or 10 months. The program costs $16,000 and financing options through Skills Fund are available.
Learn more at www.nycdatascience.com
About the NYC Data Science Academy
Founded in 2014, the NYC Data Science Academy offers the highest quality in data science and data engineering training. Their top-rated and comprehensive curriculum has been developed by industry pioneers using experience from consulting, corporate and individual training and is approved and licensed by the NYS Department of Education.
The program delivers a combination of lectures and real-world data challenges to its students and is designed specifically around the skills employers are seeking, including R, Python, Hadoop, Spark and much more. By the end of the program, students complete at least five real-world data science projects to showcase their knowledge to prospective employers. Students also participate in presentations and job interview training to ensure they are prepared for top data science positions in prestigious organizations. 93% of NYC Data Science Academy students are hired within six months of graduation. For more information visit http://nycdatascience.com