The Data Incubator

Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job
of the 21st Century
Harvard Business Review

Spark Course

Eight-week Online Spark Bootcamp

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. We run an introductory 8-week part-time online program geared towards giving working professionals an immersive hands-on experience with Spark. Developed based on feedback from our hundreds of industry partners and using the same rigorous methodology as our fellowship, the curriculum transforms Spark amateurs into Spark professionals.

Experienced teachers

Learn from experienced industry professionals dedicated to teaching data analytics.

Designed for working professionals

The flexible, part-time, online course is perfect for the working professional.

Jumpstart your career

Learn the most sought-after tools and techniques in the industry to help jumpstart your data analyst career.

Build a series of miniprojects

Gain hands-on experience applying the tools employers value to real-world datasets. All powered by a 100-node cluster.

Curriculum

Distributed Computing with Spark

Spark is a technology at the forefront of distributed computing that offers a more abstract but more powerful API. This module can be taught using either the Python or Scala APIs, and includes the basics of Scala like map, flatmap, for comprehension, and data structures. We cover core concepts of Spark like resilient distributed datasets, memory caching, actions, transformations, tuning, and optimization. Students get to build functioning applications from end to end and learn critical tooling around Spark (sbt, jvm) to make them more productive. They apply that knowledge to directly developing, building, and deploying Spark jobs to run on large, real-world datasets in the cloud (AWS and Google Cloud Platform).

Prerequisites:

  • Basic to intermediate Python
  • Basic to intermediate Scala
  • Basic to intermediate programming

Course outline:

To get more information, including the dates, and to get a detailed syllabus, enter your information below. The course tuition is $3,495.00 with early-bird discounts available.

Climb Credit

Interested in the course but need help with financing? We've partnered with Climb Credit to help. Climb offers affordable, 3-year financing with fixed interest rates and low monthly payments. Apply online and get a decision same-day with no impact on your credit. Have questions about how it works? Check out their FAQ.

Curriculum built with feedback from over 250 industry partners:

Yelp
Flatiron Health
Foursquare
Mashable
Genetech
NY Times
Capital One
Pfizer
1010data
Microsoft
Ebay
JP Morgan

Testimonials

Christian Templeton

"The data science skills I sharpened at The Data Incubator helped me analyze diversity in STEM education, model SaaS stock prices, and compare industry growth rates. The instructor's background in quantitative finance made for relevant use cases that benefit not only data scientists, but also data-driven finance people like myself."

Christian Templeton, Google

Formerly Salesforce, Symantec. Accepted to The Data Incubator Fellowship.

Michelle Miller

"From day one I was getting my hands dirty working with data using industry-relevant tools. Having completed the program I'm now better equipped to manage engineering and product teams, and able to conduct sophisticated ad-hoc analysis. Everyone at TDI blew me away; truly exceptional."

Michelle Miller, Hack Reactor

Formerly Berkeley, Smithsonian

David Kwon

"Their heavy focus on applied learning meant that I was working on real data and solving real problems right from the start. While lectures were a valuable component of their courses, the real learning took place while working on projects. These projects were practical, engaging, and instructive, and generally great opportunities to get hands-on experience with what I had learned in the lectures."

David Kwon, Yelp

Formerly University of California, Berkeley

With loads of data you will find relationships that aren’t real.
Big data isn’t about bits,
it’s about talent.
Forbes Magazine

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To get more information, including the dates, and to get a detailed syllabus, enter your information below. The course tuition is $3,495.00 with early-bird discounts available.

Climb Credit

Interested in the course but need help with financing? We've partnered with Climb Credit to help. Climb offers affordable, 3-year financing with fixed interest rates and low monthly payments. Apply online and get a decision same-day with no impact on your credit. Have questions about how it works? Check out their FAQ.

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