The Introduction to Data Science Academy offers an inside look at the professional world of data science through the eyes of experts in the field. Through a combination of coding exercises, presentations from data science experts, and class discussions, you’ll be introduced to contemporary data science resources and best practices. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the processes of data collection and analysis, gain hands-on practice with statistical analysis and coding languages, and learn about the main elements of programming in R. By the end of the program, you’ll understand key concepts like how to wrangle data, how to visualize data, how to present your conclusions, and how to arrive at those conclusions.
Please note: A Mac- or Windows-based laptop is required to participate in this program. Chromebooks are not allowed.
Explore techniques for data collection, cleanup, analysis, and visualization
Learn the fundamentals of statistics
Take a tour of Microsoft Technology Centers
Hear from guest speakers, including Georgetown faculty and technology experts
Understand coding languages
Create a GitHub repository and learn how to fork and make pull requests
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Introduction to Data Science Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Identifying data sources
Basic statistical analysis techniques
Cleaning and analyzing data
Introduction to data visualization and how to create interactive visualizations
How data scientists collect data in a broad spectrum of fields
Presenting data analysis and interactive visualizations
The main elements of basic programming in R
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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