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Data Science 101

at General Assembly - Near North Side

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Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Fl
Btwn E Illinois & E Hubbard Streets
Illinois City, Illinois 60611
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Alex Castrounis

What you'll learn in this data science course:

See how the predictive power of data drives modern business.

During our introductory workshop, explore the job Harvard Business Review has dubbed “the sexiest of the 21st century,” and see how modern businesses are harnessing the power of data to drive innovation. Working with real-world case studies, you’ll:
  • Learn what data scientists do and the types of problems they solve.
  • Walk through the typical data science workflow and see how the pros identify powerful business predictions.
  • Explore key tools and processes data scientists use to analyze, visualize, and model data.
  • Apply what you’ve learned to a data set to produce your own recommendations.
Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set in our 10-week, part-time Data Science course or become job-ready with our 12-week, full-time Data Science Immersive program.

Prereqs & Preparation

Bring a laptop. Install Anaconda beforehand. *Tip: Scroll to your operating system version and click on the install button for Anaconda with Python 2.7. Note: We'll be using Python version 2.7 in this workshop. If you are using a PC, please install the git for windows terminal beforehand.

Students need to have the class materials downloaded from GitHub and ready on their computers ahead of time. Instructions for downloading class materials from GitHub will be distributed prior to class.

Technical Considerations: 
  • For students on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan). 
  • Upgrade your operating system before class, if needed.
Students should have some basic technical aptitude, orientation to computers, and the curiosity to learn new tools.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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