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A review of RMOTR as a data science resource

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

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 $19 per month or $190 per year for access to the videos, courses, community, webinars, assignments, and GitHub projects.

Ratings and reviews

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.

In September 2019, RMOTR changed their model from a bootcamp to subscription-based online courses, but many of the reviews online are from a few years ago. 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, and Data Science Dojo are also options for current and aspiring data scientists. They offer individual courses, as well as in-depth tracks.
  • Similarly, The Data Incubator is an advanced program focused on students with graduate degrees.
  • You can check out Udacity and Springboard, which 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.
  • 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.
  • One of the most well known bootcamps is General Assembly, which offers 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.

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, where we provide a more specific curriculum based on what they will see in their interviews.

All of our workshops and sessions at Pathrise are live, as well as recorded, so that job-seekers in our program can review them afterwards and continue learning. Our program is flexible, with only 4 hours of group sessions per week and 1-on-1 sessions that can be scheduled whenever job-seekers need them. 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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