Byte Academy

Adult Program


295 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10017

Data Science

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Byte Academy

295 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10017


Byte Academy’s Data Science is a profiled program in the Plugging In Report.

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Who is served: Adults

Number of participants served annually: 100

Location: Manhattan

Frequency/Duration: Immersives: 14 weeks, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Part-Time: 4–24 weeks, 2 days per week, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Eligibility Criteria: No technical experience necessary

Application process: Completion of a coding challenge and a technical interview is required to assess how students work through problems

Curriculum: Web development in Python, Javascript, React, HTML, and CSS; Data science in Pynthon involving Pandas, statistics, visualization, prediction and machine learning, natural language processing, data wrangling, statistical modeling, regression, Hadoop, SQL, NoSQL and more.

Partnerships: Employers help Byte Academy tweak their curriculum to meet hiring needs. Byte Academy has teamed up with schools and universities for events, workshops, and the launch of new initiatives.

Skill level: Advanced

Outcomes: Increased salary, job placement

Cost: $14,950

Sources of funding: Primarily privately funded

What makes this program stand out? Byte Academy was one of the first programs to offer a Python-focused coding bootcamp curriculum and intimate classes with roughly 5 students per instructor. Byte Academy’s small class sizes help create a collaborative, seminar style environment. It also pioneered specializations in FinTech and Blockchain.

Byte Academy offers 3 courses out of its New York City Location: Python Foundation, Python Fullstack, and Data Science, available as immersive, full-time courses, or bi-weekly part-time courses in the evening. All courses are centered on the Python programming language, but they vary in terms of their intensity and focus. Python Fullstack teaches HTML, CSS, and Javascript alongside Python backend development and data toolkits, while Data Science focuses on data analysis, machine learning, modeling, and other topics, with an aim to help students develop industry-specific applications.

Students also receive dedicated career coaching including resume and interview prep to help with job placement.

What do participants need to succeed? Students don’t need to have technical experience before submitting an application. Once admitted, students complete 20 hours of pre work before the first day of class. Byte also has a Python foundations prep course; which students can complete and gain automatic admission into the full-time program. Byte Academy immersive courses demand a major time commitment: during the immersive program, students report spending an additional 20–40 hours per week outside the classroom in addition to the 40 in-class hours.

What does the organization need? Strategize around delivering high quality education at scale. The organization has a need to ensure that the curriculum is always up to date and aligned with industry standards.