Although I had already been using R to analyze my data, the clear explanations and the practice provided during the workshop helped me solidify my understanding of techniques I hadn’t been using effectively. The workshop is “hands-on” in the best way possible. Raja is clearly dedicated to teaching and has thought through how best to present concepts in statistics and machine learning so that they can immediately become useful tools for data analysis. During the two days of the workshop, he guided us through the process of exploring a dataset, allowing us to learn by making our own discoveries, and then adding insights that extended our learning even further. Raja does not minimize the complexities of exploratory data analysis, but by demonstrating how to look at and think about data, he empowered us to go out and tackle new data analysis problems on our own. I am looking forward to participating in a Kaggle competition with a fellow workshop attendee and a mentor and building on the skills I learned in this workshop. I am already seeing benefits from attending the workshop. I am more confident that I will be able to extract meaning from my research data, and I am eager to get started on this previously daunting task.
I learned a lot about data science and data engineering and had a good time here in the bootcamp.
The Data Science Dojo bootcamp helped demystify data science with its expert instruction and hands-on activities for the most common topics in data science. The bootcamp is like a well-curated survey course on data science – you get a sense of the field and enough information to navigate how to find out more. I feel like I have a solid foundation and can move forward with deepening my understanding in the tools of my choice. Coming from an academic background, I really appreciated learning about the industry applications of data science from the instructors as well as my classmates. There are many online resources these days to learn about data science, but they cannot replace the positive learning environment Raja, Brian, and Phuc create in the Data Science Dojo bootcamp.
I feel so much more confident about approaching data now. Before I was completely unsure where to start and now I feel like I have a handle on so many different data-based topics I knew nothing about only 5 days ago. I started implementing some of the things I learned at Data Science Dojo on my own dataset before the bootcamp even ended!
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