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Are you interested in training for a certificate in Data Science but aren't sure how to go about it? I am looking for one or more people to undertake a self-directed program of study in data visualization and data science, as "study buddies" or what-have-you.

After looking at online programs from established universities (like the Masters of Data Science degree offered by UW-EC; expensive) and at in-person time-compressed bootcamps like the one offered by Trilogy Education Services through the University of Minnesota (not as expensive, but also kinda sketchy) I have decided to try to do this for myself using completely online resources (EdX, Coursera, etc). HOWEVER, I strongly believe there is a definite benefit of doing these activities with at least one other living, breathing, in-person partner to help motivate me and maintain focus and discipline. I hope you can be that person.

So, how much would it cost? First of all, you wouldn't pay me anything, and I wouldn't pay you either. We would each pay our own fees to one or more online courses, supply our own computer, material etc. What we would do is help each other get through the experience, and complete the coursework, together/at roughly the same time. We would probably meet on a once or twice-weekly basis, at a location of our own choosing.

Who am I? I am an older individual with a graduate science degree who wants to re-tool for data science/data visualization jobs, and realizes that while I do have lots of skills and experience, it's all pretty rusty and also very niche-y and I need to freshen up my knowledge base and skill set before I put myself back on the job market. We can go over specifics when you contact me.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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