Are you ready and willing to transform your career in 2017?
What better way to celebrate than by pursuing the career and future you’ve always dreamed of? If you are interested in data science, this event will help you discover what career paths are available and whether they are right for you. Get clear about where you belong and what jobs await you in the field of data science. Hear from a panel of industry professionals about their day-to-day as Data Scientists in various industries in Colorado. Ask the panelists questions, network with Galvanize instructors, and discover the right solution for you.
Do you already have some data science experience?
If you’re serious about pursuing a new career as a Data Scientist, and currently have some of the skills, we can help you complete your education and look for a job. Come talk to our panel and network with industry professionals!
6:00pm - Introductions from Galvanize
6:15pm - Panelist introductions
6:30pm - Start the panel / Q&A
7:30pm - Networking
8:00pm - END
Jesse Bell initially worked in the direct mail business with Abacus doing a variety of jobs ranging from Client Services Consultant to ETL Engineer. He moved to Return Path in 2007 with a Client Services focus and ultimately joined the Analytics team in 2011 where he managed a team of Data Analysts/Data Scientists. Jesse worked for Oracle in 2015 as part of the Data Science team and is now back in the direct marketing world working as a Sr. Data Scientist for a startup called Path2Response. Jesse graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 2003 with a BA in Business - Computer Information Systems.
Alaina Case is a Data Scientist at Return Path in Broomfield. She has a passion for telling stories with data. She loves being a data detective. She applies a variety of predictive analytics, machine learning and statistics to delve into big data and solve problems. She has a BS degree from Cornell University in Biology and a MS and PhD from University of Michigan in Neuroscience. Her thesis involved modeling internal motivation in the rodent brain. To do this she stuck 84 tiny little wires into rat's brains and recorded the firing patterns of thousands of neurons as the rats performed a behavioral task of her design. Modeling the interactions of those thousands of neurons was her introduction to 'big data'.
Andy Fortna is a principal Data Scientist at Oracle Data Cloud in Broomfield, Colorado. His primary focus is on the research of advanced methodology to measure the commercial effect of targeted online advertising. Prior to Oracle, he worked as a data scientist at Return Path and as a research assistant for both the University of Colorado and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. He received his MS in Applied Statistics from Penn State and his BS in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado.
Alicia Key is Galvanize Instructor for our Web Developer Immersive teaching Node,Postgres, Express, Angular, Javascipt and ES6 as well our Intro to Python part time class. She has a BA from University of Denver and an MS in Chemistry from University of Washington. Prior to joining Galvanize Alicia was a software engineer for several companies in Colorado and Washington.
Keith Maull is a data scientist and software engineer at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research). For the past 3 years he has worked in the NCAR Library exploring research metrics at the intersection of automated tools and understanding research impact. He has also worked on some of the open science and data initiatives at NCAR, helping bring greater access, transparency, traceability and reproducibility to the institution's research. Keith is also working on exploring, developing and extending machine learning tools and techniques for automatically identifying and tracing persistent identifiers for facilities and other physical research resources that provide deeper connections to the underlying research these resources support. He is also works on internal initiatives to develop APIs and metrics tools for more easily understanding the scholarly output and impact of NCAR research.
Prior to his position at NCAR, Keith has held a variety of development positions from large Fortune 50 companies to startups and non-profits. He also currently holds a part-time adjunct position at Southern Arkansas University where he teaches online graduate data mining and business intelligence courses.
Keith holds a BA in computer science from Indiana University, Bloomington and a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has broad skills in institutional repositories, software development, data science, data engineering, data mining and machine learning.
Steven Rouk is a Freelance Python and Tableau Developer. He is also the organizer for Boulder Data Science and Machine Learning Meetups. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State in Mathematics.