Graduates

Amna Siddiqui

Job title:

DATABASE OFFICER

Company:

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES - an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation

HOW WILL YOU APPLY YOUR NEWFOUND KNOWLEDGE?

“I have already been able to use my refined SQL skills to build code to extract donor giving totals for our annual Christmas card. I have also been able to build the code to extract data from our CRM to pass over to an analytics agent, who produces an in-depth analytics report. Previously, we paid our CRM supplier consultants to perform both tasks. I have therefore already been able to save MSF money using skills gained from the Step Function course.”

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO IN FUTURE?

“The course has also deepened my understanding of databases and data more broadly. I have ideas on how I will use python to support development of FR strategy surrounding donor retention.”

Ankita Sarawgi

New job title:

QUANTITATIVE ANALYST

New company:

IG INDEX - Provider of online trading in CFDs and Spreadbets

Stacey Poduthas

New job title:

DATA ANALYST

New company:

SPRINGBOARD RESEARCH - Provider of retail performance insights

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE STEP FUNCTION COURSE?

“The courses provided by Step Function are very well structured. Our instructor was very experienced and highly knowledgeable. I found the class very useful and there were a number of topics that were covered that are not available online or in other tech sites. I would strongly recommend.”

NEW JOB DESCRIPTION

“I am joining a company which is a leading provider of retail performance insights, analysing customer counting and sales across the entire retail portfolio. As data validation analyst I will be analysing retail performance data, finding data anomalies and providing valuable data insights to a number of retail clients across the UK. ”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE?

“I knew the basics of Python and SQL.”

WHAT WAS YOUR ACADEMIC BACKGROUND?

“BSc in Mathematics from India.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE?

“I had worked with data in India using primarily Excel. I was also a private maths tutor.”

Priyesh Kapadia

New job title:

DATA SCIENTIST

New company:

ICLP - Customer Loyalty Services Provider

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE STEP FUNCTION COURSE?

“The teacher was great at teaching the concepts, as there has been a good mix of theory and building our own models. We’ve also covered a lot of topics.”

NEW JOB DESCRIPTION

“I will be working as part of the Data Science team at ICLP, helping to deliver commercial value to their business clients by enhancing end-user customer loyalty.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE?

“I was a fairly strong programmer with knowledge of Python, Fortran and C++.”

WHAT WAS YOUR ACADEMIC BACKGROUND?

“Nuclear Engineering Doctorate and First Class Masters in Mechanical Engineering.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE?

“I have developed a Python-based modelling tool as part of a research program at Imperial College London. The focus was on extending the life of power plants operating in the UK.”

Matthew Lappin Sadiq Tuma

New job title:

DATA SCIENCE CONSULTANT

New company:

THE DATA STEP CONSULTANCY

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE STEP FUNCTION COURSE?

“Very well taught with a big emphasis on machine learning. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into Data Science. I ended up with a full time Data Science job only a few weeks after I completed the course.”

NEW JOB DESCRIPTION

“It’s a permanent role working for a Data Science consultancy. I’ll be placed on various short term assignments at clients around London.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE?

“Python (basic), SQL and R.”

WHAT WAS YOUR ACADEMIC BACKGROUND?

“A Masters in Applied Maths from Cambridge.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE?

“Only summer jobs. This is my first significant role.”

Mohammed Mneimne

New job title:

DATA SCIENTIST

New company:

PELL FRISCHMANN - Consultant Engineers

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE STEP FUNCTION COURSE?

“Being taught by someone with real industry experience. Having a small class size also allowed a lot of time to discuss project work with the course tutor.”

NEW JOB DESCRIPTION

“I will be analysing Pell Frischmann’s data using various machine learning methods to gain insights into the company’s operations and build predictive models for the business.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE?

“I was a beginner in python before I joined Step Function, having learned the basics of the language.”

WHAT WAS YOUR ACADEMIC BACKGROUND?

“Masters degree and PhD in Dental Materials Science.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE?

“I have worked as a Postdoctoral research associate for Barts & the London and also the University of Cambridge.”

October 2017 News

Simran Cellini

New job title:

DATA SCIENCE INTERN

New company:

TOUCH SURGERY - building interactive surgical simulators for healthcare professionals

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE STEP FUNCTION COURSE?

“There were lots of different topics to learn, such as machine learning techniques, Python, SQL and more, that kept me engaged throughout the entire course. The teacher was excellent, spending significant time with each and every one of the students.”

NEW JOB DESCRIPTION

“This is an internship opportunity in healthcare, working within the data team .”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE?

“I previously learnt Python using online courses such as Udemy and Codecademy.”

WHAT WAS YOUR ACADEMIC BACKGROUND?

“BA (Hons) Television Production.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE?

“I previously worked in the media industry in both Canada and the UK.”

Ryuichi

New job title:

DATA SCIENCE INTERN

New company:

CALLSIGN - Leading AI-based authentication platform

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE STEP FUNCTION COURSE?

“How quickly I secured my internship – just 1 week after I finished the Step Function course.”

NEW JOB DESCRIPTION

“A 3 month internship working within Callsign’s well established Data Science team.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE?

“Basic python, C++ and Matlab.”

WHAT WAS YOUR ACADEMIC BACKGROUND?

“Having completed my MSc in Mathematical and Computing Sciences, I am currently sitting an MBA.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE?

“I have worked as a trader of FX and Interest Rate products.”

September 2017 News

Javier Schiaffino

New job title:

DIGITAL DATA ANALYST - ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

New company:

MAVENS OF LONDON - A research lead digital strategy agency

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE STEP FUNCTION COURSE?

“The Step Function course was an incredible experience where in a short time I learnt the fundamentals of “machine learning”. The quality of the teaching and the documentation provided was of paramount importance. I also benefited from the intensive program and the small number of students.”

NEW JOB DESCRIPTION

“Consultancy roles combining digital data analysis and market research.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE?

“2 months of basic online Python.”

WHAT WAS YOUR ACADEMIC BACKGROUND?

“A Masters in Media, Opinion and Market Research in Buenos Aires.”

WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE?

“In Argentina I worked for the government and a market research agency.”

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