Archives: Data Science

Apr 14    Kristen O'Neill

Energy Boost

Earlier this month, some of Silicon Valley’s sharpest data science minds came together to use their powers for good at the U.S. Department of State’s Clean Energy Data Science Challenge, co-hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton,…

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Apr 4    Kristen O'Neill

Data Science Baller

Anthony So leveled up his skills and landed his dream job with the Phoenix Suns. “He’s got game” usually refers to someone’s athletic skills or romantic swagger. In Anthony So’s case, he’s got mad…

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Mar 7    Galvanize

Learning from the Past and Winning the Present

Congrats to GalvanizeU graduates Baolin Liu and Jonathan Hourany, current gU student Anthony Abercrombie, Data Scientist in Residence Eugene Huang, and their teammate Jared Wilber, a UC Berkeley grad student, on taking first place at…

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Feb 23    Galvanize

Joining The (Information) Revolution

Marvin Bertin was trying to decide what to do next. He’d just completed his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and wanted to find a way into a field that,…

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Feb 7    Lisa Greim

Five Ways to Get the Skinny on Companies You Want to Work For

A leading candidate for a job opening sat across the table from the hiring manager and a few other team members. Her resume looked great, her cover letter was well-written and error-free, and her salary…

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Feb 2    Galvanize

5 Jobs in Big Data You’ve Never Heard Of

This post originally appeared on Big data has been the "it" buzzword for most of the past decade, and it doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon. More companies are looking for ways…

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Jan 26    Galvanize

A Couple of Dropouts

Slaying your goals means facing your fears. Like dropping out of college to pursue a career in data science. That’s what Juno & Tyler did. (Juno even walked away from a full ride scholarship!) Here's…

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Jan 12    Galvanize

Data Driven Success

Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t belong in tech. Believing in yourself and leveling up your skills at Galvanize pays off. Just ask Tracy Lee.   Level Up

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Jan 10    Chris Outcalt

When Big Data Meets High Fashion

How one Galvanize student's final project led him to a full-time gig at Nordstrom. The capstone project that helped Aaron Lichtner land a job as data scientist at Nordstrom almost never happened. Last spring, when…

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Jan 4    Galvanize

Take a Hike

What does a data scientist-in-training do when she’s not a big fan of hiking, but her boyfriend is super into it? If you’re Olivia Schow, you use real life as inspiration for your capstone project,…

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Dec 29    Haley Gray

Are These Three Things Missing From Your Work Life?

If at this very moment you’re already dreading the sound of your alarm clock going off tomorrow morning, maybe it’s time to start thinking about finding a different gig. Intelligent, creative problem solvers who love…

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Dec 29    Galvanize

Where Galvanize Grads Got Hired in 2016

2016 was a doozy. Chock full of ups, downs and what-the-whats? Here at Galvanize, we're giving props to all of our students who worked their hearts out this year to level up and build careers…

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Dec 28    Galvanize

Galvanize Named One of SwitchUp’s 2016 Best Bootcamp

If you’re like us, you do your research. You want to know that putting your time, money and effort into something is going to pay off. That’s when a site like Switchup comes in handy.…

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Dec 9    Galvanize

Predicting the Futures

Cooper Stainbrook knows corn. And he knows data science. It wasn’t always that way. He grew up on a farm in Minnesota, and traded the fields for a career in finance after graduating from Yale…

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Dec 8    Lisa Greim

7 Networking Tips for Introverts

Data scientists and web developers, designers and engineers, coders and quant jocks – our vocations often attract people who prefer quiet time to think and work alone. These tendencies make the standard career advice –…

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Nov 15    Kristen O'Neill

Putting Your Energy Into Mastering Big Data Pays Off Big Time

When Michael Ulin applied to the GalvanizeU Master of Science in Data Science program—an innovative alliance between Galvanize and the University of New Haven—he saw it as a smart bet on his future, but he…

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Nov 2    Lisa Greim

Reinforce your Personal Brand with Social Media

So you’ve gotten to know what personal branding is, you've developed a brand profile based on your strengths, and figured out how to customize your resume for each job without losing your uniqueness. What to do…

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Oct 25    Amelia Aaron

7 Visualizations That Bring Big Data to Life

The reach and power of big data can’t be overstated, but many data sets –– especially those with thousands or even millions of variables –– can be challenging for non-data scientists to process and understand.…

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Oct 21    Lisa Greim

How to Customize Your Resume and Still Highlight Your Personal Brand

In previous blog posts, we’ve covered what personal branding is (and is not), and how strengths-based assessments can help you focus and describe to employers the person you really are. This prompted a question: In…

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Oct 21    Amelia Aaron

Streamline the Data Science Workflow with Isaac Laughlin, Data Science Instructor at Galvanize

Watch Isaac Laughlin, Data Science Instructor at Galvanize, present “SciKit-Learn: The Non-Modeling Parts”. You can follow along with this Github repository, and learn the ins and outs of pipelines and FeatureUnions and how they can…

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Oct 19    Amelia Aaron

Build a Neural Network with Sean Sall, Machine Learning Scientist, from Arterys

Watch Sean Sall, Machine Learning Scientist at Arterys, present “Intro to Neural Networks with NumPy, Theano, and Keras”. You can follow along with Sall and use his Github repository to build a shallow neural network…

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Oct 18    Haley Gray

For the Founders: When to Hire a Data Engineer vs. a Data Scientist

When is your company ready for a data engineer vs. a data scientist? There’s no hard-and-fast answer. Rather than asking what position to hire for, Galvanize Principal Instructor and Lead Data Scientist Benjamin Skrainka recommends…

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Oct 12    Amelia Aaron

Uber’s Head of Machine Learning, Danny Lange, speaks at the Kaizen Data Conference

Watch Uber’s Head of Machine Learning, Danny Lange, discuss past, present and future advancements in machine learning. This compelling talk covers AI’s central role in business disruption and innovation, from Uber’s self-driving cars to emerging…

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Oct 12    Lisa Greim

Use Your Strengths to Build Your Personal Brand

At a high school showcase for seniors in a creative arts program, we were struck by one thing: how many kids followed showstopping performances – piano solos, monologs, songs, slideshows of beautiful art – by…

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Oct 10    Amelia Aaron

Data Science Insights from Uber, Pinterest, Slack & More

Explore the first annual Kaizen Data Conference Where do the top minds in data science gather to discuss how they solve tough problems? The Kaizen Data Conference - an applied data conference focusing on data…

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