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Lessons Learned From Leading 200+ Data Science Interviews

Feb 21, 2019 · Seattle, United States of America

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Data Scientists are a hot commodity, particularly as data changes the way that many companies do business. While it's cooled down since I finished grad school a few years ago, demand still far outstrips supply, and hiring Data Scientists (and getting hired) can be a Herculean task.

In a previous role, I was fortunate to have lead or supervised over 200 interviews, building a team from 2 to 85 people over the course of a year and a half. While this hyper-growth will probably be unique in my career (as it should be), I've picked up a few things about selecting and supporting Data Science talent.

Brendan Herger enjoys bridging the gap between data science and engineering, to build and deploy data products. Brendan is a Senior Data Scientist at Metis.

Brendan brings a unique combination of machine learning, deep learning, and software engineering skills. In his previous work at Capital One and startups, he has built authorization fraud, insider threat, and legal discovery automation platforms. In each of these cases he's lead a team of data scientists and data engineers to enable and elevate his client's business workflow (and capture some amazing data).

When he's not knee deep in a code base, Brendan can be found traveling, sharing his collection of Japanese teas, and playing board games with his partner in Seattle.

About Metis

Metis (thisismetis.com) accelerates careers in data science by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs based in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Brought to you by Kaplan, Metis focuses primarily on Python, machine learning, data visualization, deep learning, big data processing, statistical foundations, and more. Students and alumni of the bootcamp program receive continuous support from our career advisors, empowering them to pursue a successful career in the fast-growing field of data science.

Learn more about us at

https://thisismetis.com/

Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here:

http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack

Metis Code of Conduct

Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof).

We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events.

If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.

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  • Metis: Seattle Data Science

    Metis accelerates the careers of data scientists by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs. We host data science events for aspiring and practicing data scientists and are happy to partner with existing Meetups who would like to collaborate on events in our space.  Want to do an event with us? Fill out this form here: http://bit.ly/metis-event-sea-public-2 Stay connected online by joining our new Slack channel! 

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