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Mentive live classes for
Introduction to Data Science
A University of Washington course offered on Coursera
Welcome to a new online learning experience
Course 1
Live Classes

that follow closely the course content

Course 2
Expert Mentors

who answer your questions and lead live classes

Course 3
Small Groups

of up to 20 students, to maximize personal attention

Course 4
Affordable Tuition

Quality learning accessible to anyone

Course 5
Goal-oriented

Our students are 12x more likely to achieve their goals

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  • Meet the Mentors
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    Nicolau Werneck
    (Classes in English, Portuguese)
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    Nicolau Werneck
    I always loved computers. I went to grad school hoping to become a researcher and a teacher in computation, but ended up steering away from the academy and towards the industry. I just like a lot to program, but also to study, teach and do research.
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    Kristal Curtis
    (Classes in English)
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    Kristal Curtis
    After obtaining BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science, I am more passionate than ever about software engineering. I love helping students learn about this exciting topic, because of the fun and the many opportunities in the field!
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    Class Details

    Mentive classes take place once a week in a virtual online classroom, and follow a curriculum tailored to supplement the course topics with real-life examples, exercises and challenges. We also threw in two exclusive sessions to expand on industry best practices and applications of the concepts learned.

    Our experienced mentors often customize parts of the content to suit your specific group’s needs.

    • Week 1
      Free bonus
      meeting!
      First week of class! Meet your group and get started with practical applications of data analysis
    • Week 2
      Example "big data" problems, big data in science and commerce, getting and analyzing Twitter data
    • Week 3
      Relational databases and SQL for data scientists, data independence
    • Week 4
      MapReduce as a data analysis tool, parallel databases, MapReduce vs. databases
    • Week 5
      NoSQL overview, example systems (Memcached, Dynamo, CouchDB, etc.), Pig+MapReduce, consistency in NoSQL
    • Week 6
      Statistics topics: publication bias, effect size, fraud, Bayes's Rule, multiple hypothesis testing
    • Week 7
      Machine learning topics: intro to machine learning, decision trees, overfitting, cross-validation, bootstrapping, ensembles of models
    • Week 8
      More machine learning: gradient descent, logistic regression, support vector machines, unsupervised learning, clustering
    • Week 9
      Intro to data visualization: data types and dimensions, visual encoding, visual perception
    • Week 10
      Intro to graph analysis: graph structure and measurement, traversal, spanning trees, solving graph problems with relational databases and MapReduce, PageRank algorithm using Pregel graph analysis framework
    • Week 11
      Free bonus
      meeting!
      What’s next? See what you can build with your new skills and identify your next challenge
    FAQ
    Why learn in small groups?
    Learning online should not mean learning alone. Just like in high-school or college, collaborating with classmates and participating in class discussions of the course content are a fundamental part of learning. By taking the course with a small group of classmates, students benefit from the experience and perspectives of their fellow students, as well as from the guidance of a mentor.
    How can Mentive’s live classes be so affordable?
    The best learning experience can only be achieved with a great platform, carefully crafted course materials, and the best mentors. We never compromise on any of those. By teaching in small groups, we are able to share the costs of running each class among several students, resulting in a very low tuition fee per student.
    Why is Mentive supporting this course?
    Mentive supports only the most rigorous online courses, for which live interactions with classmates and an experienced mentor would add the highest value for students. Our academic team, led by UC Berkeley Professor Armando Fox, builds a custom curriculum for each course, specifically designed to maximize our students’ chances of passing the course and achieving their learning goals.
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