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Livestream: Power of Workflows: A Problem Well-Stated is a Problem Half-Solved

Jun 12 - 13, 2019 · Washington, United States of America

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Data Science is a field with immense breadth and depth. As our toolkit grows and we learn how to chain models and pipelines together, there's no limit to the time and complexity we can devote to over-engineering a solution. In my role as a data science instructor at Metis, and during my tenure at Microsoft before that, I've observed time and again that many data scientists seem to be much better at learning algorithms and software libraries than they are at identifying good business cases to solve, and designing workflows that will enable them to work productively from start to finish.

In this workshop I share a user-focused design approach to building an end-to-end minimum viable product for any data science project. By asking and answering the right questions at the start of any new project, we can set a course that points to clear choices for the design decisions we face along the way. I teach this in the context of building a music genre classification model that can be used to generate playlists from text descriptions.

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.

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  • Metis: New York 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-nyc-public Stay connected online by joining our new Slack channel!  Ap

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