CAN is excited to announce the Omaha Data Science Academy. We are teaming up with Interface Web School to offer Omaha’s first Data Science Academy. This is something we have been working on for a long time. It is actually a continuation of a service we currently offer to clients where we train a company’s first data scientist. We feel this is a unique person, trained in both data science and business problem solving, and is needed by their company to help implement the ideology more than produce mathematical models or produce visualizations.
In the past we heard that while companies know how to find and hire a data scientist, they fear not being able to utilize this person or even know how to correctly scope how to use predictive analytics in their business. This caused them to not execute or to execute poorly and leave a bad taste in the organizations mouth.
CAN has discovered that having a data science advocate (instead of just a data scientist) usually fixes the hangup with implementation in most companies trying to use data science for the first time. The realization there was a considerable lack of talent when looking to fill this need, led us to develop a school that teaches not only entry level data science, but also how to address the political red tape prevalent in changing how an operation thinks and makes decisions.
This academy will help CAN reach its goal of putting a data science advocate in every company in Omaha. While audacious, we feel this is a must to keep Omaha companies relevant in an economy where we are not just in competition from a company down the street but from every other company doing similar work around the world.
So what are the details?
This certificate will teach some of the most important techniques and tools necessary to introduce data science into company culture, get necessary political buy-in, find, manipulate, and analyze the data present inside your company’s database, make predictions of outcomes, and create visualizations that can help non-technical users understand and see the identified trends and patterns inside the data.
The Data Science Academy is designed to help set a company down the road of data discovery and data-driven decision making. While not the heavy mathematician or economist created by four year degrees, the graduate will leave the Academy with the confidence and the skills of an entry level data scientist and be able to have conversations with business units, build predictive analytical MVPs, and be able to know and manage the skill sets needed for future data scientist projects.
Below is a high level overview of what you’ll learn and some fast facts about the course.
Data Science Skills Covered:
- Entry level predictive analytics
- Entry level business implementation skills
- Basic computer programming in Python
- Entry level computer programming
- R for statistical analysis
- Practical machine learning techniques
- Unix and Git
- SQL and JSON
- Introduction to Algorithms
- Introduction to Data Visualization
- Tableau Certification
- Capstone project for a local small business or nonprofit
- Cost – $5000
- Duration – 12 week course–consisting of online assignments and 2 onsite evening classes per week
- Starts 9/19 through 12/8
- Meets weekly on Monday and Wednesday nights from 5pm-9pm
Please let us know if you or someone you know is interested in the class. You can contact the Nate Watson, the Class Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your info below: