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Zipfian Academy Launches New Fellowship and Data Engineering Programs

Zipfian Academy, the company that offers the 12-week immersive training for data science, has just announced 2 new programs.

  1. Data Fellows 6-Week Fellowship – A free and intensive program to fill in your knowledge gaps and match you up with a top company. Hurry, applications are due today (June 16, 2014).
  2. Data Engineering 12-Week Immersive – A 12-week program to prepare software engineers to handle big data.

See the original announcement on the Zipfian blog or attend an upcoming virtual information session.

Last week, I got the opportunity to visit the Zipfian Academy office and sit down with the team (Ryan, Jonathan, and Katie). The programs are going well, and they strongly believe in the immersive nature of their program. I would have to agree; the program appears to be working well and graduates have a 91% placement rate and an average starting salary of $115,000. They even referred to it as a new alternative to graduate school. The future of Zipfian is exciting as the team hinted at some plans in the coming months and years. Stay tuned to this blog or join the Zipfian mailing list for future information.

Here is a video of Ryan Orban, one of the Zipfian Academy cofounders, explaining the new programs.

Data Science Short Courses from Zipfian Academy

Zipfian Academy, the same company that is creating the 12 week intensive data science training course, will be offering a series of 6 short courses on data science. The courses will be 1.5 hours each and will be taught live in San Francisco. For those of you that cannot be in San Francisco, the courses will be recorded and available online.

The short courses are not free, $35 each or $150 for all, and seating is limited. The seating is limited to allow all students access to the instructors. The first short course starts tomorrow (May 28, 2013), so register now if you are interested. Here are links to all the short courses: