Joining The (Information) Revolution

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Marvin Bertin was trying to decide what to do next.

He’d just completed his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and wanted to find a way into a field that, as he put it, was at the core of modern innovation. In other words, he wanted to learn data science.

“I first heard about data science while working on a robotics project with quadcopter drones,” Bertin says. “It became clear to me that data science was going to fuel the innovations of the future and redefine our generation.”

The Master of Science in Data Science program offered at the Galvanize campus in San Francisco turned out to be exactly what Bertin was looking for: The program placed him at the forefront of the burgeoning field. “The program provided the perfect fusion between academic education and industry experience.”

Check out the video to learn more about Bertin’s journey.

I did my capstone with a startup called Skymind. It’s a deep learning startup that builds artificial intelligence algorithms for industry. And the best part of this capstone is that I was giving the opportunity to present my findings at a huge data science conference called Data by the Bay. As a result, a number of companies reached out to me, and within a few weeks, I had couple of offers for my internship.

And one company, in particular, caught my attention. It’s called Driver.XYZ. It’s a biotech company. But I was, in fact, offered a full-time position within a month of starting the internship, so that was just a huge surprise to me. And so by graduation, I knew exactly where I was going to go, and I was extremely satisfied with where I was going to go next. Now I’m a professional data scientist working at Driver, and I couldn’t be more happy.



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