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Dhruvin, a 2023 Data Science Bootcamp graduate, started his journey into the tech world with a passion for coding and a growing interest in AI. Looking to expand his skills to move into a role in data science, he chose Lighthouse Labs for the comprehensive curriculum, supportive learning environment, and robust Career Services support. Throughout the Bootcamp, Dhruvin navigated the steep learning curve with the help of hands-on guidance from our mentors. The foundational knowledge he gained paved the way for his current role as a Machine Learning Researcher, where he develops deep learning models, builds data pipelines, and tests machine learning/deep learning models using Python and its frameworks.

What were you up to before Lighthouse Labs?

I was an Inventory Analyst before completing the Data Science Bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs.

What led you to want to take a tech Program, and why did you choose Lighthouse Labs?

I started coding for personal enjoyment, but with a growing interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a booming field, I wanted to solidify my existing skills and gain new ones to pursue a data science career. Lighthouse Labs stood out due to their:

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Their program provides the necessary foundation and in-demand skills for data science.

  • Supportive learning environment: They offer dedicated mentors to assist with learning and troubleshooting challenges.

  • Career Services support: Their support extends beyond the Bootcamp, helping graduates find suitable data science roles.

Tell us about your experience with the Data Science Bootcamp.

I learned a lot in a very short period of time. The valuable guidance from mentors at every step was really helpful whenever I got stuck, even on personal projects. I really appreciated the hands-on learning approach as it solidified my understanding of concepts. The basics I learned in the Program made it possible to further solidify my skills as a Data Scientist at work.

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How did the Data Science Bootcamp impact your career?

The concepts I learned in the Program were stepping stones to develop new skills required in my current role.

Talk to us about your new job! Explain a little of what you do now.

I am a Machine Learning Researcher at Healthcare Systems Research & Analysis Inc. Here, I develop deep learning models for computer vision applications, build data pipelines and machine learning/deep learning models, and then test the results. I work with Python and its frameworks like Tensorflow, Numpy, OpenCV, and Matplotlib.

What do you appreciate most about your new career or what are you most hopeful for moving forward?

In my new career, I really appreciate the fact that I get to work on models end-to-end, i.e., from building data pipelines to training production-ready models.

What’s next? Tell us about you and your future career goals.

I look forward to continuously growing my expertise in the field of data science, constantly applying my skills to work, and learning new skills.

What advice would you give someone who wants to transition into a tech career?

Many folks transitioning into tech have self-doubt, so I encourage them to channel that energy into a relentless pursuit of knowledge.

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Ready to find a career in data science like Dhruvin?

At Lighthouse Labs, we're here to help you gain the skills for your next role. Our Data Science Bootcamp is the quickest way to launch a career in data science, machine learning or AI. We offer an online 12-week, full-time, or 30-week, part-time Bootcamp option. The Bootcamp includes on-demand mentorship and lifetime Career Services. At the end of the Bootcamp, you'll have the tools and skills to level up your resume and find a career in data science.

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This and other success stories were supported by the ICT Boost initiative, funded by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP).