A typical day begins at 9:30am with a short quiz to test your knowledge of previous concepts introduced in the course. Instruction begins at 10am with a lecture introducing the day’s topic and theory. For the rest of the morning you will be working through a hands-on exercise where concepts from lecture will be applied. The afternoon follows a similar pattern to the morning by beginning with a lecture that dives deeper into the day’s topic. The rest of the day you will be pair programming with another student to complete a longer and more in-depth exercise.
Occasionally there will be a guest speaker or lecturer presenting during lunch or at the end of the day to provide insight into what a day in the life of a practicing data scientist is like or to cover a specialized topic not covered in the standard curriculum.