Data Science Dojo Reviews
Hear what our alumni say about our data science training.
At the end of the bootcamp, five days now, I definitely feel more aware of concepts, potential problems. I think the biggest value is the translation from the concepts to examples combined with an exercise, you have homework, and kind of trying to apply it. This gives some confidence to make a start, however small. Read more “Harris Thamby”
Data Science Dojo is by far the best bootcamp for anyone interested in gaining knowledge in machine learning. I entered the bootcamp with absolutely no history of R programming or Azure experience along with little understanding of how machine learning worked. Read more “Cody Morgan”
I think this bootcamp is best suited for anyone who’s interested in data science either as a career or anyone who either leads a team or manages people who are data scientists. I feel like I’m walking away with a lot of really usable information and a base level of information to build on if I decide that I want to go further in the data science field. Read more “Nichole Nobbman”
The atmosphere was great. There’s people from so many different industries and because the environment is so collaborative, everyone’s sharing their ideas. I was able to find some ideas from the medical industry, from the finance industry, which was helpful for helping me solve some problems in our e-commerce space. Read more “Hamad Anwar”
I recommend this bootcamp definitely for the way it’s being taught. It is different from universities, from school, it provides not only the theory but also the way of thinking. I think it’s pretty much for everybody who is interested in data. Read more “Sergei Lebedev”
I would recommend Data Science Dojo because it’s five days, and at the end of those five days you walk out of the bootcamp with more knowledge. And with that knowledge in itself, you become a better practitioner. You can apply it with confidence, you can stand in front of a group of executives or a group of people who are practitioners and explain things. That for me is phenomenal. Read more “Alang’o Otieno”
You can only Google so much, but when you’ve got the access to the data scientists that are here, it just makes things so much easier. It seems like science fiction right now to a lot of people when you mention machine learning they think you’re talking about something that is unattainable and it’s really not the case. It’s just a matter of getting down and learning this stuff and then bringing it forth. Given time, I totally think I’m ready to continue to apply data science to my profession. Read more “Kevin Burke”
[Raja] challenges every small detail, and then he makes sure the entire class, not just one person, not just two, everybody understands. I can definitely say my understanding is much deeper than what it used to be. I would say that this has been my best R training class in years. Read more “Dharma Dandu”
My favorite part in this course is really the discussions that are initiated by Raja. Really, these are very, very deep, and insightful discussions. I also got introduced to the subject of big data analysis and big data processing using Hadoop. I’m not claiming that I’m now an expert in these fields, but at least I got the basics, and from now on I can start doing this on my own. Read more “Mohamed Kashkoush”
The philosophy of “data science is for everyone” I think is really true, actually. Because my background is not in statistics, it’s not in programming. This course has taught me that I don’t need to be accomplished in those things. This course tells me that there are tools out there that I can use and better utilize for analysis of big data. What this course helps you with the most is give you the confidence to be able to apply what you’ve learned. Read more “Vince Vardhanabhuti”
At the end of the fifth day I think all of us are at the same place, so that’s the beauty of this program. You could come from any background because we are covering some diverse topics here, and making sure it’s a level playing field and again, going back to to the motto of, hey, this is for everyone. Read more “Kapil Pandey”
I feel like data science is more a team approach than an individual approach. So you can basically have different backgrounds you have the hardcore coding part of data science, you have the math part but you also have the business part the combination that was provided here was addressing all of these. Read more “Markus Nyland”
I definitely agree with this, motto. That data science is for everyone. Because if you are willing to put the hands on, and put some effort and that, it’s possible. I’m looking forward to going back to Brazil and starting to do something with all this information that, and all this knowledge that I’ve learned here. Read more “Ewerton John”
There’s a lot of value to be gained by doing something with the amount of data that we collect now. I’m not going to leave here as an expert, but I’ll leave with all the resources I need for continued learning. That is, I think, going to be pretty beneficial. Read more “Eric Ryszkiewicz”
If you’re looking for a career change, I honestly cannot tell you a better program than this… the most powerful thing about this bootcamp is that the instructor prefers these sessions to be interactive. So that’s huge because we would have discussions on the simplest topic to the complex topic and he would stay patient until it’s clear.
Read more “Kevin Hassnain”
The atmosphere it’s been heavily interactive, you know. So it’s not a one-sided kind of lecture mode which I personally hate. The participants are also telling their own experience of whatever concepts we are discussing, whatever business problems we are discussing, so this materials probably you will get in internet if you search over google, but there is no interactive session to make you understand that’s a plus point. For any user of these tools that conceptual clarity becomes very important. Read more “Dr. Arindam Sen”
I’ve never taken anything as in-depth as this data science bootcamp. The materials were presented clearly and in a comprehensive manner that allows you to digest the information and it really drilled down on the technical aspects of it. For someone like myself who isn’t a hardcore data scientist or a coder it was initially a little intimidating, but the modules are easy to follow and the preparation work gives you the ability to step in on day one. Read more “Darth Vaughn”
It felt nice sitting in the back of a classroom and having someone to listen to and learn something new. But also meeting other people here and understanding what they’re doing. I won’t walk out of here, like, ready to do data science, but I think it has told me what exists and it’s up to me to fully learn it and then implement it into what I do. Read more “Patrick Moss”
[The bootcamp] was a great experience. The curriculum was well balanced of theory and hands-on labs. The instructor really helps us move from topic to topic and we are able to gain a certain level of knowledge that we need to become practitioners of these tools. Also, the opportunity to share in the experience with the other students was very rewarding. Read more “Gemma Miranda”
My experience being a Data Science Dojo student has been pretty awesome. Everyone’s been amazing. Raja keeps us engaged; it’s a lot of participation. At times you’re kind of out of your comfort zone and it can be a little bit tough. But what differentiates Data Science Dojo is that Raja doesn’t teach the specific tools and the skills, but he gives you the theory. Read more “Andres De Frutos Zambrano”
I would recommend this bootcamp because I’ve gone through it as somebody who had a basic understanding of machine learning and data science concepts and now after the five days, I feel much more confident in my ability to go out and build and operationalize machine learning and data science based solutions for my customers. Read more “James Maze”
I think that, what I learned here actually equipped me more or better to be honest, the science behind data science and the machine learning algorithms became more sensible and I’m able to engage with them more frequently and confidently. I know what I’m going to try to do with my job right now from what I learned and I’m actually excited to do so. Read more “Khalid Alkhorayef”
Well thought out curriculum, promoted good discussion, passion for teaching and keen on making sure everyone understands the foundational concepts without rushing through. great pre- videos, resources, pre-configured experiments to speed up walk-throughs. Read more “Sanjay Jejurikar”
It was a great experience coming here and learning about the whole data science landscape and how it can be applied in our job. I got a good sense about what business metrics to think about while building a model, what evaluation techniques can be used to improve the model etc. I had a great time interacting with my fellow attendees as well and learning about them. Read more “Dipjyoti Das”
It just seems like I don’t have the whole picture and being here this week has really helped me understand what’s out there and what modern methods exist. I think the biggest benefit I saw from the camp was actually being able to discuss how we use data, what are our obligations toward the data, and what makes us really good at achieving the thing that we want to achieve instead of just saying “oh well, I use machine learning!”.
Read more “Elizabeth Burke”
Before I [attended] this program, I was not very sure whether it would fit in for me because I did not have any experience in terms of programming. But then, coming here and experiencing it, even a non-programmer, I was able to keep up with the program. No issues at all with it. Read more “Pavan Shah”
One of the things you do when you get out of the bootcamp is to try to apply everything. And having the real feeling of doing that part on your own, and then coming back and asking questions to the teachers or the instructors is really helpful and I think it really improves your skills. Read more “Bruno Gutierrez Varela”
One of my favorite parts was actually meeting a bunch of people who are so passionate about data analysis, it’s kind of self-indulgent of us to talk about a job all the time, because in our own companies I don’t think your co-workers are regularly so interested in what you do, but here, everybody wants to talk about their job or what potentially they want to do next, or what potentially they want to do next, kind of just seeing that so many different people from different locations and sectors and even job capacities. Read more “Sherry Soong”
I think what I loved the most was just how it was very interactive. People would ask you questions, concepts that I thought I understood, just from the different angles the questions were coming from and how the instructor was addressing them, I really felt like I grasped it, that I got the opportunity to really ask questions myself. So that definitely is a huge difference from just watching YouTube videos. Read more “Tonna Agim”
Truly immersive experience. The 5 days transform you into a data scientist. Great curriculum as in selection of topics, progression in topics, mix of practice vs lecture, mix of complexity vs practical use and finally the kaggle competition. Raja was a great trainer and very affable. I enjoyed learning the math behind decision trees, random forest and linear regression. I am now confident to make the switch to Data Science! Read more “Shyam Srikumar”
I was looking for a data science class because I have a specific customer project where I would need all these skills, and then I looked at the outline of the course and there were very interesting topics that matched what I needed and also the Azure Machine Learning part was very good. It is very challenging: first thing is we are doing it 10 hours a day including homework and the material, of course, is very intense and it is challenging, definitely. I did learn something from my peers; we are working on this Kaggle competition and of course you are looking at your neighbors–what are they doing, how to they get better results, or where are they standing– so it’s a good atmosphere. I would recommend this bootcamp because of this very professional nature of it, everything is well prepared and very professional. Raja is doing a very good job in explaining all the topics and also responds very well to questions and such things. Read more “Marco Viets”
I feel like I was definitely challenged, and at the beginning of the 5 days I was very scared, I’d say, because it was a lot of information and very fast. But at the same time, when I kept getting the information, I felt like it didn’t stick but at the same time it did, and I was able to apply it right away. The pre-bootcamp materials definitely helped me get ready because I had no prior experience with Python, R, anything with machine learning, or anything else. Coming from something like Java and C++ and using R, I feel really good now. Data Science Dojo was so much better, everything was way fluid; they gave everything I needed, you guys helped me out whenever I asked. It was the perfect experience in what I would say for someone who hasn’t ever touched codes or anything, I think this was still an amazing experience. Read more “Deep Patel”
I came into this course as someone who will be doing more certifications in machine learning development as an update to my college work many years back. I wanted to see data science from outside of the ML perspective, and this course provided a really nice groundwork of data science, and gave me a nice appreciation for where data science and ML design both differ and converge. Read more “Josh Walker”
Data Science Dojo is a platform that can help you to be Passionately Curious. After completion of Bootcamp, the statement “It depends” will have different meaning for you.
Instructors’ passion on trying to put everyone in one page, regardless of their technical or domain experience. If you even don’t know anything about coding or Machine learning. You can tell others that RandomForest is MIGHTY. Thumbs up DAVE :)
Read more “Faysal Hussein”
So far my experience has been great as a Data Science Dojo student. Each day Raja and Dave have been very helpful in explaining all the various different concepts to me and the rest of the students in the class, and they do a great a job of providing real world examples and how they relate to data science. I do feel like I’m going to get to apply what I’ve learned to my current job after the 5 days in bootcamp, and I feel like I could take some of the things I’ve learned and definitely be able to solve any issues that I have. I think this bootcamp is best suited for individuals who want to add machine learning to their current skillset but are also working professionals–coming out for a week is much easier than maybe going to some bootcamp or taking off work for months on end, trying to learn these things yourself. Read more “Marcus Wyche”
I’m not from the IT industry, I’m an engineer with a PhD; I’m essentially an Excel and Word user, so I’m from the extreme end of the spectrum as far as a participant to this thing. I think there is a lot of benefit in terms of eliminating bad data and how to treat with missing data also. I thought the professors were excellent, they were very good presenters and were extremely competent. I like the fact that the instructor presented some good examples also; I can see that these guy have a lot of work experience. There is a lot of material and I can’t wait to go back to spend time trying to analyze the amount of data that I have. I see a bit of untapped potential for engineers, people like me, and corporations that do not work in the IT world. People who process lots of data with real products, I think there is a lot of potential. Read more “Serge Grenier”
I’ve been doing a lot of self studying, since I studied Biology so it’s a little outside of my major. And I personally use Data Camp. Doing a lot of self studying, you don’t get the same motivation and you don’t get the same insights that you get at Data Science Dojo where I found that there were key concepts that I knew theoretically, but I couldn’t piece two and two together which really makes a difference. I also found that working with the group of people here and working on problems together really helped. I would recommend this bootcamp because it really taught me the skills I needed and allowed me to have the confidence to move forward and apply the data science technology. Read more “Peter Shih”
Highly recommended – compresses a lot of foundational information in a short time to cover the maths, the intuition/theory, and some practical applications.
What I enjoyed most amount the bootcamp is the coverage of the math, the intuition, and the mechanics of how the data science works. Read more “Jerry Hartanto”
Both instructors, Phuc and Dave, were extremely passionate about the material they were teaching and it showed. They also displayed a great amount of industry knowledge and are obviously very experienced in the tools and techniques they teach. Read more “Taylor Dove”
Online courses are flexible and that is good, but the thing is it is not only the motivation factor but it is also the confidence factor. So, what I’m learning can I really apply it, because Read more “Satakarni Bommuluri”
The roadmap laid by Data Science Dojo has been able to help fuel my growth which in turn fuels the growth of my company.
Digital Marketing Strategist, 2060 Digital
We went from having very limited information to suddenly have very targeted outreach to the customer and in the end, that not only turned into increased business.
Director of Account Management for Clinical Assessment at Pearson Education
Data Science Dojo was effective in forcing me to level up quickly and rigorously, there’s nothing like being in a room for five days learning data science.
Founder and CEO
Data Science Dojo has been an incredible opportunity for me to be able to take some of my baseline skills and to build on them and to get some ideas on things that we can incubate over the next years of Breaking Ground.
Director of Data Services, Breaking Ground