How do Data Scientists spend most of their time?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer here, but generally, data scientists spend about 70% of their time on data wrangling, which is the phase of the pipeline that focuses on gathering, cleaning, and preparing data for use. Another 30% of their time is spent on model development, and the remaining time is spent on post-deployment efforts like upkeep, visualizations, storytelling, etc.

What will I have to show employers as an entry-level Data Scientist?

You’ll graduate with a full technical portfolio and professional portfolio. You’ll have a busy GitHub, Kaggle, and Data.World profile, as well as a number of projects from the classroom like visualizations, cleaned data sets, reports, presentations, models, and more. You’ll also complete a real-world capstone project, which will be great to present to employers.

What kinds of companies employ Data Scientists?

Data science is everywhere, including cyber security, SaaS, banking, and retail. Big companies in San Antonio like USAA, Accenture, HEB, and Booz Allen Hamilton work in this realm, as do smaller agencies like Quickpath Analytics.

Do I get a grade or certificate for the Web Development program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion. We believe (and our partner employers agree) that what matters is what people can do — not what grade, diploma, or label they have. Programming is more like architecture or design, where people come to interviews with a portfolio. Codeup is about you developing the ability to actually make stuff with code. It’s your responsibility to invest in yourself to grow those skills. We put our money where our mouth is, as we refund 100% of the program tuition if you do not get a job within 6 months. Grades on quizzes, projects and written code are used to monitor your progress through the curriculum, but don’t matter beyond the program.

What will I have to show employers as a new Web Developer?

Each student will graduate with a working, well-engineered project completed. This might be writing a Twitter clone or doing the same for another well-known website. If you were sponsored by an employer, you may produce a project of value for them. We work with you to identify an appropriate capstone project.

What happens after Developer Day?

Developer Day is when Web Development graduates’ job hunts begin! You’ll start working on locating employment after Developer Day while continuing with our Postwork. This is a set of challenges that you do while interviewing and applying for positions. We welcome you to come to Codeup to work on the Postwork with your fellow grads.

What kind of companies hire entry-level Web Developers?

Students work at a range of companies, from small startups to large corporations. Our biggest hiring partners are USAA, Accenture and HEB, but we have plenty of grads go to smaller companies out of Geekdom and around downtown.