NYCDSA’s Data Science Bootcamp

NYCDSA offers a 12-week data science bootcamp where students learn R, Python, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Spark and more. The program delivers a combination of lectures and real-world data challenges to its students. By the end of the program students have at least five completed projects to showcase to employers and will have multiple opportunities to present. This prepares students to meet the requirements for premium data science positions, says the Academy’s website.

The typical NYCDSA student has a technical background in engineering, finance, science, or business. Half the attendees have a Masters in one of those fields, a third have a PhD, and the remaining students have a bachelor’s degree.

Students are trained and prepared for the real world while receiving résumé-building help and interview preparation.

In addition, NYCDSA includes help in finding positions after graduation, and boasts that 85 percent of the program’s graduates are hired within three months and more than 95 percent of them are placed within six.

“We work in the data industry every day,” says Vivian Zhang, founder of NYC Data Science Academy in a statement. “So we know the skills you need to learn to be the Data Scientist companies want to hire and promote.”

The NYCDSA Summer Data Science Bootcamp begins in NYC this summer July 5 – September 23; August 15 – November 04, 2016; and the fall September 26 – December 23, 2016. All bootcamps run Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 6:00pm. All applications are processed on a rolling basis. The tuition is $16,000 for the full 12-week program. For more information visit

Metis’ Data Science Bootcamp

According to Metis’ website, bootcamp participants will learn data science in 12 weeks with 100 percent in-person instruction from “expert data scientists” (listed on the home page) through a combination of lectures and daily project work with instructors. Metis promises that participants will leave fully qualified and fully networked by graduation for an entry-level data scientist position. Career support is also available for all graduates of the program.

Applicants must have some previous experience programming (writing code) and studying or using statistics. Upon graduation, the bootcamp promises students will be comfortable designing, implementing and communicating the results of a data science project; including knowing the fundamentals of data visualization and having introductory exposure to modern big data tools and architecture such as the Hadoop stack.

Metis data science bootcamps are offered both in NYC and San Francisco. Though final applications for the summer bootcamps are finished, applications will be accepted for fall bootcamps. In both locations, the bootcamp is September 19-December 14.

Tuition is currently $14,000, but it will be increasing June 20th. Metis offers a $2,000 scholarship for women, underrepresented minority groups and veterans or members of the U.S. military. Third party financing is also available.

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.

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