So I’ve been looking around for a bootcamp or some sort of a course on data science for a while and I really had three requirements I needed to have something that was credible, something that was feasible in terms of the time that it took me, and then finally something that was practical.
And what was great about Data Science Dojo was that the credibility was clear in terms of the background of the staff and the faculty, and the kind of alumni that have come from there. The idea that it took a week’s worth of time was very practical for me. And then finally the very hands-on nature that both complements theory but actually uses tools to apply it was exactly what I was looking for.
Well compared to a lot of the other extracurricular classes that I’ve taken, what I really enjoyed here was the caliber of the people that were in the class with me. It really wasn’t just random people walking in off the street. That could be fine, but what was just pleasantly surprising was that there were very sophisticated professionals, each from different walks of life, that I was able to meet and exchange with.
I think it’s kind of a shovel ready tool, right? It’s something that I realize I can start applying in short order back at my office, and that’s what’s so impressive about it. I’m not nine months away from making this real it actually can start next week.
Eytan Bensoussan – Ferst Digital
Position: Co-Founder and CEO
Employer: Ferst Digital
Education: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) / Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.)