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    Breakdown Of Roles in Data Science (aka 'Big Data')

    By Ryan Swanstrom on Aug 17, 2020 5:57:03 AM

    We love these infographics from DataCamp which compare some of the many job titles in data science, the "sexiest" of the career of the 21st century according to Harvard Business Review.   The infographics lay out the roles and skills needed for the following job titles:

    Topics: Big Data Careers Data Science
    4 min read

    Why I Took Time Off From Banking To Learn Code

    By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:56:52 AM

    Meet Josh Panknin, a banker in his mid 30's who took time off from Deutsche Bank in order to study at Byte Academy, the first ever FinTech coding bootcamp and perhaps still the only in the world.   Here, Josh explains why he took a break from Wall Street, the effects of technology and big data on finance, and, what learning to code is like when you don't want to be a programmer.  He also gives advice to those who may want to follow in his footsteps.

    Topics: coding programming
    3 min read

    4 Big Ways Data Science is Transforming the FinTech Industry

    By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:56:07 AM

    The financial industry is no stranger to the power of technology. After all, it has developed its own legion of Quants who use advanced quantitative analysis and programming techniques to exploit big opportunities in the capital markets. Despite being highly regulated, the FinTech industry is booming with the entry of smaller startups looking to disrupt the space with the latest technologies, with data science being at the topmost of the list.

    Topics: FinTech Data Science
    2 min read

    Startup Lesson: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data

    By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:55:58 AM

    FinTech startup VendorMach provided lessons in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and big data on the Byte campus recently. Topics covered by Chaney Ojinnaka, CEO, and Ivan Kotorov, VP, Enterprise, included:  KYC (Know Your Customer), supply chain, trust scoring and programming languages.  They explained why they chose Python over Ruby for their product.  Python's ability to analyze numbers and frameworks are key (as a Python school we're thrilled:).  VendorMach also discussed FinTech cultural attitudes in London (original headquarters) and New York City  (second office location).  By the end of the event the audience felt much much comfortable with "hot" technology buzzwords including artificial intelligence, machine learning, supply chain and more.

    Topics: FinTech Machine Learning Big Data Startup AI Data Science supply chain
    3 min read

    Implementing Machine Learning Models in JavaScript - TensorFlow

    By Manavika Phukan on Aug 17, 2020 5:55:46 AM

    Web developers, rejoice! If you’ve been looking for a way to make a foray into the world of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, your learning curve has gotten that much more gentle with the introduction of the TensorFlow library in JavaScript.

    Topics: Machine Learning Tensorflow Data Science
    4 min read

    Blockchain For Dummies: A Beginner's Guide

    By Hannah Augur on Aug 17, 2020 5:43:53 AM

    Blockchain: the single most confusing term since Bitcoin. Everyone has a vague idea of what it does. It’s either the ultimate evolution of financial technologies, or a silly fad that can be summed up in the disconcerting phrase: “dogechain.” In reality, major companies around the world have already shown favor to the burgeoning money exchange system and it may become harder and harder to stay away from the financial dark art.
    In reality, it is all relatively easy to understand. The Blockchain is a public ledger where transactions are recorded and confirmed anonymously. It’s a record of events that is shared between many parties. More importantly, once information is entered, it cannot be altered. So, if the blockchain is the public record, what is being recorded? What are all of these “transactions”?

    Topics: Blockchain
    1 min read

    Django Resources From A Founder and CTO

    By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:43:35 AM

    Will Plaehn, founder and CTO of Last Mile Retail, a retail marketing platform, recently visited Byte Academy as a guest speaker for our Entrepreneur Series.  He also gave a workshop on Django, a Python framework while here.  Read some of his favorite resources that he shared and referenced in his talk (thanks Will!)...

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    Topics: Startup Careers Python Programming Tips django
    2 min read

    About Natural Language Processing

    By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:43:26 AM

    Natural Language Processing or NLP for short is a field of computer science, artificial intelligence (AI) and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human natural language.  It's a relatively new field and a "hot" area in technology today. Read some more about it from our Data Science instructor, Lesley Cordero. Byte Academy offers a Natural Language Processing mini-course for those who would like to study this area.

    Topics: Natural Language Processing Machine Learning Careers AI Data Science Programming Tips nlp
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    Helpful Tips For Learning Programming Faster

    By Wendy Dessler on Aug 17, 2020 5:43:17 AM

     

    Topics: Careers programming Programming Tips
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    Instructor Insight: Coding Tips for Beginners

    By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:42:30 AM

    Jason Ng just joined our team as a Full-Stack instructor and code guru, and, has some tips for the noobs. A former instructor at General Assembly, Jason has a wealth of teaching experience. On a side note, he also enjoys moonlight walks on the beach and candlelight dinners.

    Coming from a voice of experience who has dealt with plenty of beginner coders, here are Jason's Top Tips for when you start coding:

    Topics: programming Programming Tips

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