Date: July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Demo Day: August 21st
Time: 1:15pm - 5:15pm
Instructor: John Downs, Software Engineer in Test at Yodle
Venue: 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl., New York, NY (close to Times Square, between 37th & 38th street)
Course Overview: This five week course is an introduction to data analysis with the Python programming language aimed at beginners.
Project Demo Day & Certificates: From the rudimentary building blocks of programming basics, to data manipulation & use of advanced drawing packages, the course ends with a demonstration of a project of your choice on Project Demo Day. On Demo Day you will access & analyze real data, utilizing the tools & skill sets taught to you throughout the course. After the successful completion of the course & demonstration, you will qualify for one of three certificates: Extraordinary Standing, Honorable Graduation, & Active Participation.
Certificates are awarded according to your understanding, skill, & participation.
Week 1 - The Python Programming Language
Overview of syntax, built in functions & data structures
Introduction to the standard library
Object oriented programming
Week 2 - Computational Statistics
Review of probability & statistics
Introduction to Pandas
Week 3 - Data Analysis with Pandas
The exploratory data analysis process
Working with real world data
Data visualization with Matplotlib
Week 4 - Data on the Web
Building web applications
Week 5 - Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning
What is machine learning?
The Scikit-Learn API
Image Processing / Text Classification