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: Learning, Analytics + Data Science

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: Community, Analytics + Data Science

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: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

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

First Data Science Cohort Graduates
Jul 26, 2018
On Tuesday night our first data science cohort celebrated their graduation with Demo Day! Community involvement throughout our first cohort was key to our success. Whether you were a guest speaker, a mentor, a roundtable participant, or provided data and a data question, we could not have done this without your support. Read More

Topics: Hiring?, Analytics + Data Science

Pitching America's Pastime | Discovery Through Data
Jun 14, 2018
Summer is here, so it seems like a good time to talk about America’s favorite summer pastime...baseball. Evan Lancaster, a fan of the Chicago Cubs and Anthony Rizzo, wanted to analyze the pitches thrown to one of baseball’s greatest hitter (Rizzo) to see if he could design a model to help managers and pitchers answer the question of how to pitch to the best hitters in baseball. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

Gaining Insights on Music Streams To Make Better Decisions | Discovery Through Data
Jun 5, 2018
Independent record labels have a lot of data at their disposal, but they don’t always have an easy way to gain insights from that data. Xander Morrison joined our Data Science bootcamp to create tools that allow the team at Gotee Records to gain insights about how their music is being consumed. See what Xander built to learn more about how Gotee's artists are being streamed. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

What Is Causing Traffic Fatalities? | Discovery Through Data
May 24, 2018
We often focus our attention on events with numerous fatalities, but across the US, road traffic crashes (RTCs) are claiming lives on a daily basis. In his research for his mid-course capstone, Dereje Getu Demissie discovered some alarming statistics and looked at data from 2016 to see what is causing all of the fatalities. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science