Do Rest Days Affect The Outcomes of NBA Games? | Discovery Through Data
Feb 19, 2019
Over the past couple of decades, sports teams have come to embrace data analytics, including the NBA. As a fan of basketball, Andrew Marsee has been intrigued by the use of analytics in team personnel decisions and in-game strategies and decided to do some analysis of his own for his Data Science mid-course project. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

What is the Difference Between Data Analytics And Data Science?
Feb 6, 2019
Both data analysts and data scientists are concerned with generating insights from data, and both use tools to explore and understand data, but do you know how they differ? Learn how the past, present, and future separate data analytics from data science. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

Nashville Software School Launches Data Analytics Bootcamp
Jan 28, 2019
We're excited to announce the launch of our Data Analytics Bootcamp. The Data Analytics Bootcamp will prepare students for careers in analytics and business intelligence, including jobs such as data analyst, business analyst, research analyst, and marketing analyst. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science, News

Data Science Cohort Examines Opioid Prescriptions and Fatal Overdoses
Dec 13, 2018
Our data science bootcamp explores real data to answer real-world data questions. For the past couple of weeks, cohort 2 has been exploring opioid prescribing behavior and fatal drug overdoses with axialHealthcare. See some of their analysis. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

On Your Marks, Get Set, Code! - Parallels to Great British Bake Off
Dec 12, 2018
Lately I have been captivated by the BBC’s Great British Bake Off (GBBO) on Netflix. With each season a diverse set of 12 British contestants gather under an enormous tent to translate vague recipes into finished baking products. This reminds me so much of software and data product development! Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science, Learning

Data Science Cohort 2 Assesses Housing Affordability in Nashville
Nov 6, 2018
One of the best things about the Data Science bootcamp at NSS is the opportunity for students to practice skills while answering real-world questions posed by people who know the domain area well. In October, students explored Nashville building permit data and property assessment data along with zip code-level tax return data to understand how the supply and demand of affordable housing has been changing since 2009. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and NSS Partnership Underway
Sep 19, 2018
In February of 2018, NSS partnered with the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) at the Vanderbilt University Medical School to begin shaping an Introduction to Data Science for post-doctoral students. This program, Data Science Essentials, was funded by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome fund and consists of three parts. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science, Community

Taking Analytics Beyond A Spreadsheet | Data Graduate Spotlight
Sep 13, 2018
Before attending Nashville Software School’s (NSS) Data Science Bootcamp, Justin Rothbart was a workforce analyst for an insurance company. He was working with Excel and SQL but was looking to grow as an analyst and learn more tools. As he explored ways to automate parts of his job, he kept running into Python and R which sparked his interest in programming. He started to look at Master’s programs, but found NSS’s data science program and decided to apply. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science, Student Stories

Data Science Cohort 2 Dives Into Data Cleaning and Exploration
Sep 10, 2018
Last week Data Science Cohort 2 started their first team project and Data Question 2. The data holds information about computing jobs that were submitted over the course of a year at ACCRE, Vanderbilt’s Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

The Nashville Analytics Summit Recap
Aug 22, 2018
This week we attended The Nashville Analytics Summit. Several of our recent data science graduates were on hand to share their experience. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

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