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Data Science with R Programming (Weekend Program)

Portland State University Engineering Building
1930 SW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97201, US (map)



Data Science Is the Future of Everything

Welcome to the PDX Data Science Weekend Academy

The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2019. Coupled with the estimation that by 2018 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).


For this Data Science workshop; we’ll be learning R. R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.


Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.


Dates/Time:Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. WEEK 1 (October 15th) SUNDAY Introduction to R Language WEEK 2 (October 21st) SATURDAY Data Mining and Manipulation WEEK 3 (October 29th) SUNDAY Text Processing, Regular Expression & Physical Memory WEEK 4 (November 05th) SUNDAY Large Datasets


The Data Practitioner for this program is Mary Anne Thygesen. She's a Data Scientist, Six Sigma Black Belt, with over 30 years experience with research and statistical analysis. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics; with extensive experience in analytical, quantitative and deductive roles. She's an expert R programmer and well versed in web development (building data and statistical models for web apps). Her previous position invovled being a Data Scientist for Hack Oregon Raise Effect (raiseeffect.org). The app was used by the Oregon legislation to write the bill that raised the minimum wage in Oregon.


Our goal is to give our courses to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price. At this time we have an All-Access Price and Per Class Price. If you want to know the rates per class, please contact us in the email provided down below. Here are how our courses compare to others: Bit Bootcamp ---> $1,500 for 4 Week Program Data Science Dojo ---> $3,000 for 7 Days Program Metis ---> $14,000 for 12 Week Program

Our Program --> $499.99 for 4 WEEK PROGRAM*

*Early Bird Special Pricing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs


For further information: Please contact us at [email protected].