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    Pre-Bootcamp On-Demand Training

    • Statistics for Data Science by Andrew Zirm, PhD

    • Programming with Data: Python and Pandas by Daniel Gerlanc

Statistics for Data Science by Andrew Zirm, PhD

Session Overview

The emergence of data science as a discipline has impacted businesses in a range of different ways. One primary impact has been to elevate the use of data in decision-making by using statistical methods to assess the ever-growing datasets companies are collecting. This workshop will review and introduce statistical techniques and touch on more advanced methods for dealing with noisy data and applying real-world constraints to analyses. This workshop assumes a working knowledge of standard statistical methods and will aim to connect theory to practice using real-world examples.

Lesson 1: Descriptive statistics and exploring data statistically

- (Re)familiarize yourself with basic descriptive statistics
- Use simple data exploration techniques to identify problems and limitations of a new dataset

Lesson 2: Statistical analyses

- Review of statistical tests to compare datasets and groups within those data
- Assessments of correlations and other qualities of the data with an eye towards modeling

Lesson 3: More advanced analyses and methods

- Linear modeling and the statistical outputs thereof
- Stats -> ML: connections and methodologies

Programming with Data: Python and Pandas by Daniel Gerlanc

Session Overview

Whether in R, MATLAB, Stata, or Python, modern data analysis, for many researchers, requires some kind of programming. The preponderance of tools and specialized languages for data analysis suggests that general purpose programming languages like C and Java do not readily address the needs of data scientists; something more is needed. 

Lesson 1: Introduction to Python and Pandas DataFrames
In this training, you will learn how to accelerate your data analyses using the Python language and Pandas, a library specifically designed for interactive data analysis

Lesson 2: Core Functionalites of Pandas
Pandas is a massive library, so we will focus on its core functionality,specifically, loading, filtering, grouping, and transforming data. Having completed this workshop, you will understand the fundamentals of Pandas, be aware of common pitfalls, and be ready to perform your own analyses.


Instructor Bio:

Senior Data Scientist | Greenhouse Software

Andrew Zirm, PhD

Andrew is a Ph.D. Astrophysicist who made the switch from academia to data science (via the Insight Data Science program) in 2014. He was the first data scientist hired at Greenhouse Software where he has worked on many internal data science projects and a few customer-facing data-powered product features.

President & Founder| Enplus Advisors, Inc.

Daniel Gerlanc

Daniel Gerlanc is a data scientist, software engineer, and technology instructor. After started his career as a hedge fund quant, he has spent the past decade bootstrapping data science and engineering teams for organizations of all sizes. He has co-authored several open-source R packages, published in peer-reviewed journals, and been an invited speaker at conferences including ODSC and PGConf. He is the author of the Programming with Data: Python and Pandas and teaches regularly on He has a B.A. from Williams College.