One Day at Bootcamp: Intro to Python

Apr 21, 2018 · Chicago, United States of America

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Back by popular demand, Metis Chicago will be hosting “One Day at Bootcamp” to give you a chance to see what the experience is really like! You’ll receive free, interactive training in beginner-level Python from Senior Data Scientist at Metis, Alice Zhao.

The curriculum is designed for those with zero prior exposure to Python and the data science stack for Python.


- 10:00 - 10:30 - Setup and Orientation

- 10:30 - 12:00 - Python Basics

- 12:00 - 1:00 - One Hour Break

- 1:00 - 1:30 - Python Exercises

- 1:30 - 2:30 - Group Python Project - Text Reader

- 2:30 - 3:00 - Group Presentations

The first 1.5 hours will introduce the basics of Python, focusing on the portions of Python that are most essential to using the language in a practical way.

Midway, we'll break for one hour. Lunch will not be provided, but there are plenty of great options nearby in the West Loop.

After lunch, we'll reconvene and focus on hands-on learning by working on various exercises with Python. Finally, you’ll build a small project that works with text data, loading files, cleaning strings, etc. to find what words are the most common in a document.


A laptop with Anaconda installed.

About the Metis Instructor

Alice Zhao comes to Metis from, where she started as the company's first data scientist, supporting multiple functions from Marketing to Technology. During that time, she also co-founded a data science education startup, Best Fit Analytics Workshop, teaching weekend courses to professionals at 1871 in Chicago. Prior to becoming a data scientist, she worked at Redfin as an analyst and at Accenture as a consultant. She has her M.S. in Analytics and B.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Northwestern University. She blogs about analytics and pop culture on A Dash of Data. Her blog post, "How Text Messages Change From Dating to Marriage" made it onto the front page of Reddit, gaining over half a million views in the first week. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring, and loves using data to tell fun and compelling stories.

About Metis

Metis ( 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 Code of Conduct

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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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