Last Wednesday marked the final day for our learners on their 12 week intensive bootcamp for Data Analyst Trainees, and to recognise all their hard work the learners delivered a project to showcase their learning. The learners were provided with data reflecting flight arrivals and departures; using their knowledge and learnings across the bootcamp, they presented these in a form of a presentation.
Over the first 6 weeks of the Data Analysis Bootcamp, our learners began with an introduction to Excel Advanced, React, Tidyverse and Data Manipulation whilst also learning Python.
As the learners approached the halfway mark, they had the opportunity of having 1:1 mentoring sessions with our experienced tutors. To ask questions if they were struggling and clarify the concepts, frameworks introduced within Data.
The remainder of the Data Bootcamp introduced the learners to Cleaning Data in R, Correlation and Regression and we were proud of the learners progress as they shared their presentations last week.
Kasia Kulma, a Senior Data Scientist with a specialisation in R and PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, joined to witness the presentations as an Industry Expert. She offered feedback and recommendations to the learners which proved to be of a great value, given her experience and expertise. Together with the experienced tutors, industry experts and the team at Purple Beard, we were very impressed with the efforts and level of dedication the learners put into their presentations.
Our bootcamp curriculum was designed for beginners, with a handful of learners who had previous knowledge of managing common Data problems and understanding the Language of Data.
As a result, many of our learners choose to prepare and deliver their presentations in pairs; two heads are better than one. Providing them with confidence and support along the way makes delivering a presentation on a topic unfamiliar, feel smoother.
As the learners approached their final teaching week on the bootcamp, we want wanted to recognise and celebrate their hard work, dedication and commitment to the bootcamp, at their Graduation Celebration this week. Many of our learners were juggling work and family commitments whilst attending the live sessions and learning.
We want to thank you all for trusting yourself and investing in your personal development – we are excited to watch and see how all our Data Analyst Trainees evolve and grow – the Purple Beard team are rooting for you!!