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Hello everyone,

My name is Deepak Mahtani, and I am a data scientist. After completing my PhD, I transitioned into data science through Pivigo’s Science to Data Science (S2DS) programme, and I am now passionate about introducing academics to the exciting careers available in data science.

Why Data Science?

Just as an academic career allows us to pursue interesting questions and contribute to our fields, data science is a chance to use the skills we gained from academia to tackle big problems across all industries. Even better, you can see the impact of your work, and it could make a real difference to society; for example using deep learning to monitor, predict, and reduce pollution in London, which could save up to 10,000 premature deaths every year.

Your blend of programming, mathematics, statistics, and curiosity are an excellent foundation for a career in data science, and your ability to communicate complex concepts to technical and non-technical audiences alike is a powerful skill. The missing piece of the puzzle is commercial experience, and this is where Pivigo can help.

Why S2DS?

We facilitate and support postgraduates transition from academia into data science through our Science to Data Science (S2DS) bootcamp. By empowering participants with the commercial experience needed to get a job in data science, we give our alumni the edge on the competition.

During the five-week programme, you will work on a commercial data science project for a company, network with other programme participants and industry professionals, and gain vital commercial, teamwork and business communication skills. You will also apply and develop your technical skills within a business environment.

At the end of the programme, you will join our growing network of nearly 600 alumni, from whom you can seek advice and help throughout your career. This worldwide network of data scientist is a fantastic group to be part of, to help you at every stage of your journey.  Whether you have a question about jobs, need help with a project or just need a sounding board, this network will help in so many ways. Furthermore the network is growing by over 100 every year.  In addition, the Pivigo team is also there to provide advice and support as your data science career develops, from CV review, jobs with our project partners, or freelancing made easy. As an S2DS alumni you get all absolutely free. We hold an annual reunion for all our alumni in February each year where you can network with many of our alumni to further grow your network.

Our graduates have gone on to work for household names and the hottest start-ups alike, including AstraZeneca, KPMG, Google, Facebook, IRIS.AI and many more. As long as you have a masters degree or higher, intermediate programming experience (ideally in Python or R), come from an analytical background and have a desire to become a data scientist you are eligible to apply.

Applications for our Virtual March 2019 and our in-person S2DS London programmes (open to final year PhDs and PhD graduates) are now open . Applications for the March virtual programme close 23rd December 2018 and early April 2019 for the London programme . For those accepted on to the programme, there is a small registration fee of £800.  For the London programme we also provide free accommodation for the duration of the programme. Scholarships are available for exceptional candidates in need of financial assistance please fill out the required box on the application form

Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at the reviews S2DS has received from its graduates at coursereport and switchup. If you would like more information, please visit www.s2ds.org. A flyer with further details is attached. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at deepak.mahtani@pivigo.com.

Many thanks

Deepak

+44 (0)207 788 4710

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Publication date: 17 December 2018