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 and 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 and Certificates: From the rudimentary building blocks of programming basics, to data manipulation and 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 and analyze real data, utilizing the tools and skill sets taught to you throughout the course. After the successful completion of the course and demonstration, you will qualify for one of three certificates: Extraordinary Standing, Honorable Graduation, and Active Participation.
Certificates are awarded according to your understanding, skill, and participation.
Week 1 – The Python Programming Language
Overview of syntax, built in functions and data structures
Introduction to the standard library
Object oriented programming
Week 2 – Computational Statistics
Review of probability and 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