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A review of RMOTR as a data science resource – 2023 update

Hi, I’m Olga! I have years of experience in data science, most recently at eBay. Now I work as an industry mentor at Pathrise. I help data scientists land a great role through technical workshops and 1-on-1s. Check out my review of RMOTR.

Updated in 2023

What does RMOTR do?

RMOTR is an online platform with courses for people to learn Python for web development and data science. It is subscription-based, so users pay a fee for access to the entire library of videos.

The majority of their courses are introduction and fundamentals-based. Topics include programming with Python, Pandas for data analysis, scientific computing with NumPy, file management & HTTP, object-oriented programming (OOP), and databases. The courses range in time commitment from 3 hours to 17 hours.

Courses are a mix of recorded videos and assignments. They also have 20+ GitHub projects that students can contribute to in order to build up their portfolios. Subscribers get access to a community, members-only webinars, and workshops.

Who is RMOTR for?

Current and aspiring data scientists can both benefit from the courses and community offered by RMOTR. The classes are more focused on people who are looking to start from the very beginning of their data science career. But, the community, projects, workshops, and webinars can be helpful for data scientists looking to advance their skills.

What does RMOTR cost? How much work is involved?

RMOTR operates on a subscription model. Users can choose to pay $49 per month or $490 per year for access to the videos, courses, community, webinars, assignments, and GitHub projects.

Ratings and reviews

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RMOTR is highly rated online, where it is on SwitchUp’s list of top bootcamps. Similarly, on CourseReport, they are reviewed well by students who felt like it was a good beginner course that was more well structured than other introduction classes.

However, all of the reviews on CourseReport are from before September 2019, when RMOTR changed their model from a bootcamp to subscription-based online courses. Still, people agreed that the course was very helpful as an introduction into data science for people who have no experience.

Alternatives to RMOTR

For aspiring data scientists and those who are looking to continue their education on the subject, there are a fair number of alternatives.

  • Metis has part-time introduction courses as well as onsite and online bootcamp options. Learn more about Metis in our review.
  • DataCamp, Dataquest, Promotable, Zip Code Wilmington, and Data Science Dojo are also options for current and aspiring data scientists. They offer individual courses, as well as in-depth tracks.
  • Aspiring data scientists with graduate degrees in data-centric fields can check out The Data Incubator and Insight.
  • If you are starting from scratch, you can consider the self-paced course at Data Science Dream Job. Or, check out the Divergence Academy, University of Arizona Bootcamps, and K2 Data Science part-time and full-time data courses.
  • In the same vein, FourthBrain has part-time, online machine learning courses.
  • Or, consider Kal Academy, which works with women and underrepresented groups on software engineering, web dev, and data.
  • Similarly, Codecademy is one of the most popular coding programs online. They provide free courses on many different programming languages. They also offer membership options ranging from $20 to $40 per month for more course options and greater support. Learn more about Codecademy in our review.
More alternatives
  • edX is one of the largest online learning platforms. They have courses from top universities like Harvard and MIT as well as big tech companies like Microsoft. Learn more about edX in our review.
  • You can check out Udacity and Springboard. These are online educational platforms that students can use to brush up on the basics or advance their current tech skills. Read more about Udacity and Springboard in our reviews.
  • Likewise, 365 Data Science is a low-cost and low commitment option to learn data fundamentals.
  • Students can also consider Udemy, Coursera, and Pluralsight, which offer different tracks, including ones from accredited universities.
  • Free online resources, SoloLearn and the Mode tutorials have tracks in SQL, as well as other programming languages. Similarly, QuickStart has courses in web dev and data.
  • One of the most well known bootcamps is General Assembly. They offer full-time, part-time, and 1-day courses on a variety of topics like software engineering, data science, UX design, digital marketing, product management, and more. Read more about General Assembly in our review.
  • For people looking to find a community of data scientists and projects to work on, Kaggle is a good alternative.
  • People with experience who are looking to do machine learning projects as they look for jobs can consider SharpestMinds. If you don’t have experience, consider the Menon Labs fellowship.
  • If you prefer in-person classes, check out Magnimind or Principal Analytics Prep, which have full-time and part-time data science courses.

For more information on data science resources including costs and reviews, check out our article.

How does RMOTR compare to Pathrise?

RMOTR offers courses for people who are interested in learning the skills needed to become a data scientist. At Pathrise, fellows should already have a background in the field they are interested in so that they can participate in and fully benefit from our technical workshops and 1-on-1 sessions. This is where we provide a more specific curriculum based on what they will see in their interviews.

All of our sessions at Pathrise are live, as well as recorded. So, fellows in our program can review them afterwards and continue learning. Our program is flexible. There are only 2-4 hours of sessions per week and fellows can schedule 1-on-1s when they need. In addition, the topics are personalized to work on the skills that people struggle with the most.

Specifically, Pathrise focuses on technical and behavioral interviewing as well as resume and LinkedIn optimization, portfolio building and strengthening, cold email and reverse recruiting lessons, and negotiation templates and guidance.

Pathrise is a career accelerator that works with students and professionals 1-on-1 so they can land their dream job in tech. If you want to work with any of our mentors to get help with your technical and behavioral interviews or with any other aspect of the job search, join Pathrise.

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Alex MacPherson

Hi I'm Alex! Since graduating from UC Berkeley in 2019, I have worked on the growth team for Pathrise helping job seekers hone their skills to land their dream role through curated content on interview prep, resume building and more.

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