On the night of November 8, 2016, Brian Olson was attending an election night party at his local bar with a group of close friends. A data science expert and software engineer, Olson had come armed with three laptops, whose screens flickered with various newsfeeds and heatmaps as the country waited for the final votes […]

While data analysis is always technical (and sometimes even a little bit repetitive), that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of fun with it. The internet is a treasure trove of valuable information for aspiring data scientists. Playing around with existing online datasets is the best type of practice: not only is it […]

When Brenden Martin launched Joe Coffee, a mobile ordering and rewards app for indie coffee shops, he thought himself more than qualified for the challenge. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Technology Management from Washington State University and years of experience working in Seattle’s coffee scene, Martin anticipated relatively few hurdles in starting a […]

When we founded Springboard in 2013, our goal was to bring together a network of online learners. Over time, that goal turned into a much broader and meaningful vision to grow a global community and bridge the world’s skills gap by supporting and empowering our students every step of the way. We’ve brought together students […]

This blog post is adapted from a capstone project created by current Springboard student Kalen Willits for Springboard’s Data Science Career Track. This post originally appeared on Kalen’s WordPress page. In today’s instant gratification paradigm product documentation is getting replaced with YouTube videos and support calls. The willingness to understand is becoming a lost art. Technical products that require […]

Springboard’s annual Rise 2020 virtual conference concluded last week with a highly anticipated panel discussion on the role data science can play in leveraging social impact. DeRay McKesson, a civil rights activist and one of the leading voices of the Black Lives Matter movement, discussed the work of Campaign Zero, an organization he co-founded in […]

Springboard’s annual Rise 2020 virtual conference continued this week with a very special panel discussion touching upon one of this year’s most talked-about topics: the upcoming presidential election.  If you read the news (or have a Facebook account), you’ve likely noticed a slew of ads in recent months from the presidential campaign that reflects your political persuasion. […]

In his opening keynote address at this week’s Rise 2020—Springboard’s annual tech conference convening thought leaders in data, design, and software engineering—Springboard co-founder and CEO Gautam Tambay reiterated Springboard’s 10-year goal: to transform one million lives through education by 2030. “At Springboard, we dream of a more equitable world where everyone has opportunity,” Tambay said.  […]

This blog post is adapted from a capstone project created by current Springboard student Kalen Willits for Springboard’s Data Science Career Track. This post originally appeared on Kalen’s WordPress page. Imagine yourself on the last day of work before the big family trip. You have coordinated with your manager to get extra time off, shopped for weeks to get […]