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World class data science ‘Boot Camp’ launched in UK

Tuesday, 26th April 2016
The Data Lab

We are delighted to launch the first Data Lab professional development boot camp in collaboration with The Data Incubator, a leading US data science training organisation led by Michael Li,  a former NASA analyst whose US-based courses are ‘harder to get into than Harvard’. Scotland’s first ever Data ‘Boot Camp’ will be delivered this September to upskill employees with raw analytical grounding into bonafide data scientists.

The boot camp will be an intensive three week programme run during September in Edinburgh.  Each week will cover a different module in the following areas:

  1. Introduction to data science: Development and application of skills in data manipulation and processing used in data science through the Python programming language and core libraries such as panda, numpy and matplotlib.
  2. Introduction to machine learning: Development and application of skills in regression, classification, model evaluation metrics, overfitting, variance versus bias, ensemble methods, model selection and hyper parameter optimisation.  Python will be used with key libraries such as scikit-learn.
  3. Visualisation: Development and application of tools for data exploration and presentation including Python libraries (matplotlib, seaborn), d3.js and end to end dashboard analytics libraries such as bokeh and pyxley.

The programme has a strong focus and weighting on developing practical application skills in a collaborative environment, building on key taught content.  Each module will build upon the concepts of the previous one; however you can sign up to take an individual module.

Fore more information, read our online brochure, and the detailed syllabus of the Boot Camp programme.

We are pleased to offer a 15% discount for bookings of 3 or more places and 20% discount for 5 or more places.

To apply, please complete the application form and send it to

About The Data Incubator

The Data Incubator is data science education company based in New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco with both corporate training and hiring offerings. They leverage real world business cases to offer customized, in-house training solutions in data and analytics. They also offer partners the opportunity to hire from their 8 week fellowship training PhDs to become data scientists. The fellowship selects 2% of its 2000+ quarterly applicants and is free for fellows. Hiring companies (including EBay, Capital One, AIG, and Genentech) pay a recruiting fee only if they successfully hire. You can read more about The Data Incubator on Harvard Business Review, VentureBeat, or The Next Web, or read about their alumni at Palantir or the NYTimes.

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