Nope! While we do recommend having some knowledge of at least one programming/scripting language or computing environment, many of our attendees come to us with little to no experience with programming. Our pre-bootcamp coursework includes tutorials on Introduction to R Programming to get you ramped up for the bootcamp!
Is a programming background required?
The programming experience required by our course is fairly minimal.
You need to know how to assign variables, call functions, and pass parameters to functions. Our pre-bootcamp coursework includes tutorials on Introduction to R Programming to get you ramped up for the bootcamp! A good litmus test to see whether you will get the most out of the bootcamp is to watch this series of videos. If you can follow along and understand, then you will probably be successful going through the course. Watch all 11 parts here.
Can I participate in the bootcamp if I have no previous experience with data science?
Absolutely! Our motto is, “data science for everyone”. We will introduce you to the fundamentals of data science from data visualization to predictive analytics, to machine learning, data mining, and more!
We have had more than 5,000 people attend our Data Science Bootcamp from 1,500+ companies in various industries, job titles, and functions. Our course is suitable for beginners. We have developed the course such that beginners can watch the pre-bootcamp tutorials in order to come prepared for the bootcamp. The pre-bootcamp tutorials will familiarize you with the fundamentals of data mining, and introduce you to three data science tools: R (programming language), Azure ML, and Amazon ML. If you watch all the pre-bootcamp tutorials and quizzes, you will be well-prepared for the bootcamp. We have had attendees with diverse backgrounds from various industries who have successfully transformed their careers by learning data science.