SPRING TRAINING: Online learning company Springboard is launching its first data science bootcamp, the Data Science Career Track. The course, which costs between $4,800-$6,000 depending on payment method, promises graduates a job upon completion or a 100 percent refund. (According to Springboard, graduates from the company's other workshops found jobs within six months at places including Amazon, Pandora and Boeing.)
The self-paced course takes about 8 to 10 hours a week and runs for around five to six months. Through weekly mentor meetings and 24-7 teaching assistants, students learn skills such as statistics, Python, SQL and Hadoop. Springboard also pairs students with a career coach to help with interview prep, resume writing, and building connections to employers.
Applications for the bootcamp are now open and close on January 16 for classes beginning on January 30.