Here’s What You Can Expect From the ODSC West Bootcamp Program Here’s What You Can Expect From the ODSC West Bootcamp Program
When starting your data science career, it can be difficult to know which path to choose. When coming from a place... Here’s What You Can Expect From the ODSC West Bootcamp Program

When starting your data science career, it can be difficult to know which path to choose. When coming from a place of uncertainty, it’s hard to justify the cost (in time and money) of a traditional bootcamp. At ODSC West’s Mini-Bootcamp, from October 30th to November 2nd, you’ll have the opportunity to explore many different topics, build new skills and connect with data scientists and experts from a wide range of disciplines in just 4 days and for a lower cost.

What is included in a Mini-Bootcamp Pass? Discover below.

Pre-Bootcamp On-Demand Training

Before the conference, you’ll have access to on-demand, self-paced training on core skills like Python, SQL, and more from some of our acclaimed instructors. Sessions include 

  • Complete Python Fundamentals – by Mona Khalil, Greenhouse Software (Duration: ~3 hrs)
  • Modern Data Acquisition Using Python – by Max Humber, General Assembly (Duration: ~2 hrs)
  • Data Science 101 – by Dr. Kirk Borne, Booz Allen Hamilton (Duration: ~4 hrs)
  • SQL for Data Science – by Mona Khalil, Greenhouse Software (Duration: ~4 hrs)
  • Recommendation Systems in Python – by Joshua Bernhard, NerdWallet (Duration: ~3 hrs)
  • Machine Learning Foundations: Linear Algebra  – by Dr. Jon Krohn (Duration: ~6 hrs)

Pre-Bootcamp Live Virtual Training

In addition to the on-demand training, you’ll also have the opportunity to attend 5 live virtual training sessions on fundamental data science skills as part of our ODSC Bootcamp Primer series. Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Data Course
  • Introduction to SQL Course
  • Introduction to Programming with Python Course
  • Data Wrangling with Python Course
  • Introduction to AI Course

Bootcamp Orientation

To ensure you are able to get the most out of your Mini-Bootcamp, we will be offering virtual orientation sessions that will address:

  • General Questions about the ODSC West Bootcamp Program
  • Program Content
  • Which Courses are Available on Ai+
  • Assignments on Ai+

Conference Days

During the conference, you’ll have access to all of ODSC West’s training sessions, workshops, and talks. Day 1 will focus on introducing fundamental data science and AI skills. Sessions include, but are not limited to

  • Introduction to Statistics for Data Science
  • An Introduction to Data Wrangling with SQL
  • Introduction to Python for Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Machine Learning

Days 2, 3, and 4 will feature sessions for data scientists of all levels from beginner to advanced. Past sessions have included

  • Machine Learning with XGBoost
  • Self-Supervised and Unsupervised Learning for Conversational AI and NLP
  • Building a GPT-3 Powered Knowledge Base Bot for Discord
  • Machine Learning with Python: A Hands-On Introduction
  • A Practical Tutorial on Building Machine Learning Demos with Gradio
  • A Hands-on Introduction to Transfer Learning
  • Foundations of Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Advanced Deep Learning with TensorFlow
  • NLP Word Embeddings
  • Deep Learning for Detecting DeepFakes
  • Machine Learning at Scale using Apache Spark
  • Practical Tutorial on Uncertainty and Out-of-distribution Robustness in Deep Learning
  • StructureBoost: Gradient Boosting with Categorical Structure
  • Colossal-AI: A Unified Deep Learning System For Large-Scale Parallel Training

Ai+ Training Platform

After the conference, you’ll have access to our Ai+ Training Platform for a year. There you will find resources that will help you continue on your chosen data science path including

  • Foundations for Machine Learning Bootcamp: 14 On-Demand Sessions
  • Machine Learning Certification
  • Certification Assessments and Badges
  • Entire On-Demand Training Library (50 + courses) and All Previous ODSC Conference recordings (500+ sessions)
  • Monthly Webinars
  • All Assessments (Skills, Feedback, Coding Proficiency, and Coding Proficiency Exam)
  • Certificate of Completion for every course

Join us at ODSC West 2023 for all of the above and more. Plus, you’ll save 60% on your Mini-Bootcamp Pass when you register today.



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