Week 8 – Data Science Bootcamp – A summer of data, analytics and insight (Toronto)

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Week 8 – Data Science Bootcamp – A summer of data, analytics and insight (Toronto)

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Data Science Bootcamp

Ryerson University in partnership with BDU is proud to offer this FREE bootcamp in Toronto starting this May 20th, 2016. The Data Science Boot Camp provides hands-on training in skills necessary to be proficient in a data-centric world. Upon successful completion of the bootcamp requirements you will receive an IBM Data Science Foundations Verified badge.


  • Dates:  Friday afternoons (2pm - 5pm) starting on Friday May 20, 2016 for 10 weeks
  • Venue: Ryerson University (55 Dundas Street West, 9th floor, Room 3-109)
  • Cost:     FREE
  • Instructor: Dr. Murtaza Haider, author of "Getting Started with Data Science"
  • Prerequisites: Curiosity, high-school math, prescribed textbook, and a laptop

Bootcamp topics

Week 1 - Taking the first step

A first lesson with a detailed hands-on example of analytics to understand what you will be able to accomplish by the end of the boot camp

Week 2 - Data: It’s shapes, sizes, and formats

Week 3 - Regression: The tool that fixes everything, or almost everything.

Applied analytics with teaching evaluations. Do good looking instructors get higher teaching evaluations?

Week 4 - Correlations, causations, and manufactured facts

Week 5 - Aerobics with data: Taming your data to meet your needs.

Week 6 - Time is money: Analytics with time series data.

Week 7 - Case study 1: Do women who lack health insurance from their spouse’s employer more likely to work full-time?

Week 8 - Case Study 2: Do higher taxes result in lower cigarette sales? Did Land Transfer Tax impact housing sales in Toronto?

Week 9 - Case Study 3: To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question.

Week 10 - Case study 4: Is space the new frontier? Map it to know it.

Registration Details

Please indicate in the registration form in the "What do you do?" field the reason why you want to participate in this bootcamp.