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Galvanize NYC presents “Demystifying the Data Scientist”

August 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Demystifying the Data Scientist

*Note: Capacity is limited to {space capacity number} attendees. First come, first serve.

*Note:  This meetup is free!

Data Scientists, to the layman, can be seen as mystical creatures. There is some debate around who can be qualified as a Data Scientist and who would be an analyst. Join Galvanize for a lively discussion on data science as a profession and the vast opportunities out there surrounding this emerging and exciting field.

Data Science is at the core of business today, yet not all companies are equipped to add a data discipline to help drive their vision. The goal of this meetup is to meet other data science enthusiasts and practitioners to give you better insight of data science in the context of your business and company. In addition to defining what data science actually is, you will walk away with an understanding of how to segue into a career in data science.


This Meetup is for beginners and does not require prior programming experience. Participants who are familiar with concepts of data analysis and statistics will be better equipped to apply their skills after the conclusion of this meetup.


6:30 pm – Networking & Announcements
7:00 pm – Intro to speaker and definition of data science  
7:30 pm – Q & A
8:00 pm – Networking
8:30 pm – Wrap-Up and Additional Resources


About Galvanize’s Data Science Immersive:

Formerly Zipfian Academy, Galvanize’s data science immersive teaches both the hard and soft skills needed for a career in the data science industry. Students complete 8 weeks of structured curriculum solving problems with real data sets from industry and learning practical skills desired by hiring partners. The course includes a 3-week capstone project, interview coaching and practice, and introductions to partner companies.

Learn more here: http://www.galvanize.com/courses/data-science/


August 2, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Galvanize New York Pop-up
315 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013 United States


Galvanize NYC