Data Science Bootcamp Choices

New / Finance cosine88
Dec 4, 2019 6 Comments

Galvanize vs General Assembly vs Flatiron School.
I'm looking at the 13-15 week immersive in-person courses for each, in Denver.
Seems like the differences would be in:
-The instructor
-Networking
-Classmates (acceptance rate)
-Tutors

I'm coming into this with 4 years as a financial analyst, worked under a bloodthirsty CFO, now work on larger engineering projects. But, I have relatively little programming experience, learning Python and SQL aggressively now. I'd quit my job and do this all-in. Current TC is $59k and I dont see going above 80-85k soon unless I switch tracks.

What course should I pick? Should I consider anything else e.g. part tim courses and look for a new job concurrently, or go all in?

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  • ICU Medical / Mktg
    user3.0

    ICU Medical Mktg

    BIO
    Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
    user3.0more
    I'm literally learning both right now. I'm doing YouTube videos and courses I bought online.
    Dec 4, 2019 2
    • New / Finance cosine88
      OP
      By "both" you mean Python and SQL I imagine?
      I am too, online courses are $10 or $15, so about a thousand times less than a full bootcamp. But I currently work quite a lot, makes it challenging to really make leaps and bounds with those skills.
      Dec 5, 2019
    • ICU Medical / Mktg
      user3.0

      ICU Medical Mktg

      BIO
      Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
      user3.0more
      Yeah, it's so much cheaper but I get to save money and learn immediately. I'd imagine I'd first learn theory and then actually build applications. I'd first create my own projects that I think would benefit me the most. Trying to learn how to automate Excel reporting.
      Dec 5, 2019
  • Snapchat TCobsessed
    Any room to apply data science to your current role?
    Dec 4, 2019 1
    • New / Finance cosine88
      OP
      The current role has a lot of project management learning experiences, so that is another possible track for me. But, basically no options to apply data science as it is - too structured and too accounting oriented.
      Dec 4, 2019
  • New / Eng
    Xbox117

    New Eng

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    Looking to make a career transition from business consulting into tech.
    Xbox117more
    I think Galvanize and FlatIron have the best results from my most recent viewings of their cohort percentages.

    +Galvanize puts you in the HackReactor network too, I assume
    Dec 5, 2019 0

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