Zipfian Academy: Become a Data Scientist in 12 Weeks

Zipfian Academy trains engineers, scientists, and analysts to become data scientists in an intense full-time program in San Francisco. 93% of graduates find data science roles in 6 months. Applications for Winter cohort due Nov 14.

By Molly Larkin (Zipfian Academy), Oct 2014.

Zipfian AcademyThe best way to learn data science is by doing data science, and the focus of Zipfian academy is hands-on work extracting actionable information from real-world data sets. The program teaches data science as it's practiced in industry, from statistical analysis to machine learning and software engineering, with a focus on working with real data sets.

Zipfian Academy is now accepting applications for the Data Science Immersive program in San Francisco. Alumni of the program join some of the most respected data science teams in the world at companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tesla, Airbnb, Uber, and more.

Graduate Alex Mentch, now a Data Scientist at Facebook, cites the hands-on curriculum as a core strength of the program:
"Because the program is focused on hands-on work, you make a lot of mistakes in the beginning, but you figure out how to solve them....You develop the intuition that you need in a data science job."

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Alex sat down to chat with us about his experience in the program, the project he built, and the process of interviewing for data science roles. Read the full story about Alex's transition to data science on the Zipfian Academy blog.

Zipfian Academy provides participants with a world-class network of mentors, alumni, and hiring partners. The program culminates in a Hiring Day, a private recruiting event where graduates connect with top companies. As a result, 93% of participants find data science roles within 6 months of graduating.

Zipfian Academy selects candidates with quantitative backgrounds in engineering, data analysis, statistics, and (sometimes) professional poker. Curiosity, motivation, and excellent communication skills are also part of the selection process.

Dates for the upcoming Winter 2015 cohort are January 5th - March 27th, 2015. Applications are due November 14th, 2014 and admissions are rolling.

To learn more about the data science immersive at Zipfian Academy, we're hosting an online info session for the program on October 28th. In the information session, an instructor from the program will provide a curriculum overview and host a Q&A for listeners. RSVP for our online info session, or begin your application to Zipfian Academy now.

To find out more about Zipfian Academy, watch our recorded info session where we described the program in more detail and answered questions. Applications are now open.