Elite Data Science Program

Launch yourself into data science and engineering jobs at top-tier companies with confidence, technical skills and a strong portfolio.

Elite Data Science Program

Get Into Top-Tier Data Science Jobs

Compare what job requirements demand and what you’ll do at Qwasar

JOBS

QWASAR

Python, Pytorch, R, SQL and noSQL databases, Splunk, Tableau or data visualization tools, Jupyter, Panda,

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Python, Pytorch, R, SQL and noSQL databases, Splunk, Tableau or data visualization tools, Jupyter, Panda

Experience building and developing data models, familiarity with the software development cycle, ability to handle complex data sets including collection, storage, extraction, and visualization

SOFTWARE/DATA EXPERIENCE

Build multiple data models with large and complex (and unstructured) data sets, collecting, storing, and displaying data with the goal of impacting business decisions, reflective of real data science projects

Problem solving, creativity, strong written and verbal communication, get-it-done attitude

SOFT SKILLS

Structured problem solving, creativity, strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills, get-it-done attitude

Program Options Available

Full-time and part-time programs available remotely.

Remote Part-time Weekday

9-12 months

Tues/Thurs meetings

$100/month
(minimum 3 months)


Start dates:

25 August 2020
22 September 2020
27 October 2020

Remote Part-time Saturdays

9-12 months

Saturday meetings

$100/month
(minimum 3 months)


Start dates:

29 August 2020
26 September 2020
31 October 2020

Remote Full-time Weekdays

7 months

Mon – Fri meetings

$200/month
(minimum 3 months)


Start dates:

25 August 2020
22 September 2020
27 October 2020

  • Join a specific cohort
  • Virtual meetings 1-3x per day
  • Learn in a community
  • 100% hands-on learning
  • Accountability & motivation
  • Live coding sessions
  • Interviews with industry SWEs
  • Minimum 3-month commitment for each program option

Data Science Program Curriculum

What you’ll cover throughout your learning journey. Direct entry to Seasons is available.

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PRE-SEASON

Basic software engineering principles, variables, functions, loop statements, if statements, basic algorithms and data structures.

Python
IDE
Terminal

Data Science Program season 1

SEASON 1

Cover fundamental computer programming concepts and learn the basics of C. Build a solid foundation in back-end programming including pointers, arrays, strings, algorithms, hash data structures, software architecture, blockchain basics and more.

C IDE Assembly

Data Science Program season 2

SEASON 2

Learners move on to Python and the fundamentals of machine learning, covering regressions, training sets, structured vs unstructured data, and data collection, display, and storage. Learners also cover some of the cloud-based tools available for ML.

Python
Pytorch
Jupyter

Data Science Program season 4

SEASON 3

After getting a handle on Python, learners advance deeper into machine learning, large/complex data sets, business principles and the use of data to improve key business outcomes, and how data can be a strategic asset to a business. Learners complete multiple real-world, larger projects.

Python, Panda, Tensor Flow, Keras, Jupyter

Data Science Program season 4

SEASON 3

Learners complete a final program project that aligns with the industry in which they want to get a job. The project must be about 3 months in duration and of significant technical difficulty. Learners will also contribute to open source
projects from Kaggle and simultaneously complete 40 technical interviews.

Python, Panda, Tensor Flow, Keras, Jupyter

YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY

Learning Top Skills is Tough

Learning skills is like learning a sport, a musical instrument, or cooking: it takes time, learning by doing, trial and error, and lost of practice. NBA players don’t get good by watching lectures or videos. Skills-based learning at Qwasar is TOUGH.

DO NOT GIVE UP
The key to our programs is to not give up. No matter how difficult the problem is in front of you, do not give up. Great engineers do not give up but instead apply structured problem solving.

Data Science Program learning journey

How Learning Works

What you will be doing throughout the program.

Data Science Program projects

PROJECTS

Each season has a series of projects to complete that last 1 day to up to 3 months. These are problems and challenges to build software based on certain requirements and restrictions.

One example of a project would be to build a task-management software with tags, permissions, and a basic user interface.

Data Science Program exercises

EXERCISES

Each week, participants will have 1-5 coding exercises to complete. These are accessed through our software and your code is auto-graded to ensure it’s is up to speed and functioning. This is part of the learning process. We have over 800 exercises in our library with thousands of test cases!

Data Science Program role play

ROLE PLAY

We use role play to develop soft skills such as job negotiations or conflict resolution. We also use role play in technical interview practice where participants will both be the interviewee and the interviewer. This dual-sided perspective is unique to our program & helps build better interviewees.

Data Science Program gamification

GAMIFICATION

Our system is gamified, meaning that you will earn and spend “Qpoints.” As you complete peer code reviews, you earn points and as you submit your projects for review, you will spend Qpoints.

INNOVATIVE LEARNING

What to Expect

 

At Qwasar, you are responsible for your learning, just as you would be responsible for your work in a job. Problem-based learning involves finding, trying, and building solutions. With no single source of truth and no answers provided, it’s up to you to figure out how to make your code work, when and how to ask for help, and how to successfully build software in a team.

Data Science Program what to expect

What Sets Us Apart

Silicon Valley Standards

We train to standards set by Silicon Valley for full stack developers. This means the level is much higher than that of bootcamps, and higher than that of CS or data science degrees. Your specialty is being an elite developer at a world-renown level.

Technical Skills & Knowledge

Thanks to the depth and breadth of our program curriculum, you acquire a level of technical skills and knowledge that learners in other programs or bootcamps simply never acquire.

Strong Back-end Skills

The vast majority of bootcamps don’t cover data structures or algorithms. CS degrees don’t cover hands-on application of theory or actually developing software architecture. We cover both and your strong back-end skills and experience with databases, data structures, and algorithms will set you apart from other candidates.

Depth of Technical Portfolio

Learners develop a technical portfolio that has depth and shows the extent of their technical skills and ability to handle databases, deployments, and development. Neither bootcamps nor CS degrees offer this.

Data Science Program career support

Career Support

Our entire program is designed to make you a great candidate. During the final Season, you will complete 40 technical interviews, gaining experience and practice for real technical interviews.

Strong Software Foundations
You gain strong foundations with advanced algorithms and data structures as well as databases and coding norms.

Strong Technical Portfolio
Thanks to our deep project-based learning approach, you naturally generate a technical portfolio that shows what you can do.

Proven Soft Skills & Problem Solving
Employers want people with strong, structured problem solving skills. We help you develop such skills and how to think when approaching problems and team projects.

Confidence in Interviewing
Because you practice so many interviews and have a strong foundational base in data structures and C programming, you can have confidence when you go into technical interviews.

Application Process

To apply to our Data Science Program, expect the following steps:

Step 1: Submit your application online

Step 2: We review your application.

Step 3: You will be invited to schedule a virtual interview.

Step 4: Following the interview, if accepted, you will be invited to enroll.

Step 5: You will receive an email with a link to the enrollment form.

Step 6: You complete the enrollment form.

 

Following a successful application and enrollment, you will be expected to attend orientation, virtually of course!

 

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Trial Learning Day

Join us for a taste of what learning is like at Qwasar. Experience project-based learning and get a tour of our program and platform.

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