Next Free Tech Course at Gilt: Big Data Analysis With SQL!

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If you want to see how SQL is applied to big data analytics, we have the perfect holiday present for you: A free, full-day course in advanced SQL and analytics!

Taught by our very own Principal Data Scientist Igor Elbert, this eight-hour course will show you how SQL is applied in the big data field. You’ll also come away with a better understanding of what MapReduce is, and learn how to analyze click-stream data.

Basic Details:

When: Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 10:30 AM-6:30 PM
Where: Gilt, 2 Park Ave. in Manhattan, NYC
What you need to bring: Your laptop, your brain, and one or two Capri Suns to drink with your lunch–which we will provide–for FREE (you’ll also get a free breakfast)

What Can I Expect?

Here’s the agenda (subject to change):

  1. Quick SQL Refresher (with lab)
  2. Anatomy of MPP database
  3. Pros and cons of procedural and descriptive languages
  4. Map/Reduce
  5. SQL+Map-Reduce = SQL/MR (with lab)
  6. SQL/MR use cases (click-stream analysis, calling domain-parsing APIs from SQL, etc)

Who Should Take This Course?

This class is perfect for you if you’re:

  • A data analyst who wants to get into big data or data science
  • A recent grad from one of the quantitative disciplines
  • a data enthusiast who has taught yourself SQL

A strong understanding of SELECT is expected. Fluency with JOINs, GROUP, ORDER, DISTINCT, HAVING, and COUNT is a must.

Besides the Free SQL Knowledge I’ll Acquire From Gilt’s Handsome and Brilliant Principal Data Scientist, What Else Do I Get?

Oh, maybe a job at Gilt? It’s true(!): We’re looking for a data analyst/consultant for a three-month gig starting ASAP, with the possibility of another three-month extension. You’ll munge our data from our NYC office (it’s quite posh and there’s ample amounts of chocolate candy hanging about–live a little!) and get to work alongside our data engineering team. This position will provide some exposure to machine learning, Teradata Aster and SQL/MapReduce on a massively parallel platform. A desire to understand the business side of things will come in handy. 

This sounds amazing. How can I prove to you that I am worthy?

One easy way to help your cause: Attend the free course! Let’s hang out for a day and see how it goes.

I think I Can Do This. What Next?

Fill out the form below to submit your contact info. (Note: You must be age 18 or older to attend.) Please keep in mind that submitting this form does not guarantee you a seat. (Class size is limited to 40 students.) However, it does mean that you’ll receive details about the other courses we’re developing as soon as they become available.

We hope you can join us!

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