Wanna Be a Data Engineer? – Insight Data Engineering Can Help

Last week, I got the opportunity to spend some time with the team from Insight Data Engineering. They offer a free program that trains people to be data engineers. Then they help those people connect with a job at an impressive company. The program runs a few times a year and consists of 6 intense weeks learning about and working on a data engineering project.

Although the program is free, it does have a highly-selective application process. Once accepted, you can expect the following:

  • A beautiful office space in sunny Palo Alto, CA
  • Mentoring from experts in the field
  • Meet and Greets with some of the biggest names in data science
  • Introductions to some of the leading data engineering companies
  • Access to a growing network of program alumni
  • A bright future as a data engineer

Insight Data Engineering is the same company that has run Insight Data Science, a similar type of program but for scientists instead of engineers, for the past 2 years. That program has 100% placement so far, and I don’t see that number ever changing. The program has an excellent advisory board that is actively involved in the program.

The Data Engineering program is actively accepting applications for the next session scheduled to start in September. Hurry, the deadline for applications is July 7, 2014.






7 responses to “Wanna Be a Data Engineer? – Insight Data Engineering Can Help”

  1. PV Avatar

    what is the criteria that they choose to select the candidates, I tried to look for the information and they don’t have much of it except that they mention about interviews. Can you

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      I am not sure But I will see if I can get one of the folks from insight to answer.

    2. Harold Nguyen Avatar

      Hi PV,
      Candidates who have been accepted in the past typically have a very strong programming background and some software engineering experience. We value talent and the ability to learn quickly.
      Please don’t hesitate to ask more questions if you have any.

  2. PV Avatar

    Can you point out if there is any more information about selection process.

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      I will see if I can find more info for you.

      Thanks for asking

  3. Aamir Avatar

    Could you please elaborate on how a data engineer is different from a data scientist?

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      I think that would make a great future blog post. Stay tuned for that. Thanks for the idea.


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