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Transform Your Career 2017 (Austin Data Science)

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Are you ready and willing to transform your career in 2017?

It’s 2017! What better way to celebrate than by pursuing the career and future you’ve always dreamed of? If you are interested in data science, this event will help you discover what career paths are available and whether they are right for you. 

Get clear about where you belong and what jobs await you in the field of data science. Hear from a panel of industry professionals about their day-to-day as Data Scientists in various industries in Austin. Ask the panelists questions, network with Galvanize alumni, and discover the right solution for you.

Do you already have some data science experience?

Did you know Galvanize full-time immersive programs have a national 92% placement average? We don’t joke around about your future. If you’re serious about pursuing a new career as a Data Scientist, and have some basic skills currently, we can help you finish your education and look for a job. Come talk to our alumni and network with industry professionals!


6:30pm – Introductions from Galvanize

6:45pm – Panelist introductions

7:00pm – Start the panel Q&A

7:45pm – Networking

8:30pm – END


Kevin Safford

Kevin is the Director of Data Scientist at Umbel and a recovering statistical physicist with an interest in big data analytics. He was once hired as a “Salad Engineer” because he can clap with one hand and has destroyed three microwaves while sciencing; each time after saying: “what could possibly go wrong?” Prior to his role as Director of Data Science Services at Umbel, Kevin put his his deep knowledge of mathematics and statistics to work at Ravel and at Dachis Group, and co-founded Embrace — a Tech-Stars incubated ecommerce analytics company.

Drew Rice

A native of Austin, Drew Rice attended college at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduating with a dual degree in C.S. and Political Science in 2016, Drew returned to Austin to attend the Galvanize data science program. Currently, he works in Austin as a Data Scientist with Capson Physicians Insurance Company. In his spare time, Drew writes and records electronic music and rock and roll. He enjoys playing guitar, bass, drums and keys. 

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick is a Senior Commercial Data Strategist with Amherst InsightLabs overseeing development of commercial real estate initiatives in the financial services sector.  Previously Patrick was COO of Commercial Texas, a local commercial brokerage, which was acquired in 2014 by Avison Young.  Patrick has a MS in Technology Commercialization from McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, a MA in Experimental Psychology at Columbia University and a BA and BS in Philosophy and Psychology respectively from Texas Christian University.

**Other panelists to be announced shortly…

About Sponsors:


Galvanize is an education company that blends the lines between learning and working. We believe in creating easy access for anyone who has the drive and determination to jump into the tech world, especially in entrepreneurship, engineering, and data science. Our campuses are home to students, startups, investors, mentors, and other people who are engaged and excited to level up their skills. To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


January 9
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


119 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States


Galvanize Austin