Hi, I’m Olga, a former lead data scientist at eBay and now advisor at Pathrise. I work with candidates who are looking to land great jobs in data science.
- What does RMOTR do?
- Who is RMOTR for?
- What does RMOTR cost?
- Ratings and reviews of RMOTR
- Alternatives to RMOTR
- How does RMOTR compare to Pathrise?
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. DataCamp and Dataquest offer a variety of courses on topics under the data science umbrella. Students can choose to take courses or enroll in tracks. If you are looking for projects-based learning, Metis is a data science bootcamp with online and on-campus courses. Simiarly, The Data Incubator is an advanced program focused on students with graduate degrees.
Udacity has courses that range from introductory level to advanced. They are most well known for their nanodegree programs, which they offer in data visualization and programming for data with R or Python as well as career paths for data analyst, data engineer, data scientist, and business analytics. Students can also check out Udemy, which has 1000 data science resources, and Coursera, which has different tracks, including ones from accredited universities.
For people looking to find a community of data scientists and projects to work on, Kaggle is a good alternative. They have 19,000 public datasets and 200,000 public notebooks for people who are looking to get started or contribute to data science projects in order to advance their skills or build up their portfolios. 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.