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  • Intensive 7 week full-time training
  • Tuition-free, need-based scholarships available
  • Build scalable, distributed data pipelines
  • Benchmark data technologies
  • Contribute to the latest open source projects
  • Self-directed, no classes
  • In Silicon Valley and New York
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  • Intensive 7 week full-time training
  • Tuition-free, need-based scholarships available
  • Build scalable, distributed data pipelines
  • Benchmark data technologies
  • Contribute to the latest open source projects
  • Self-directed, no classes
  • In Silicon Valley and New York
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  • Fellows are experienced software engineers and graduates with programming backgrounds
  • Open to anyone with a strong background in software engineering and computer science fundamentals
  • Designed for candidates from industry or academic positions
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  • Fellows are experienced software engineers and graduates with programming backgrounds
  • Open to anyone with a strong background in software engineering and computer science fundamentals
  • Designed for candidates from industry or academic positions
meet the fellows
  • Mentorship from data engineering and open source leaders
  • Learn best practices from data teams at top companies
  • Guidance from in-house data engineers
  • Connect with and learn from Insight alumni
Personalized advice from open source leaders like Nathan Marz, Creator of Apache Storm and the Lambda Architecture
Patricio Echague, Split Software CTO and Committer to the Apache Cassandra Client, Hector, speaks about internals of NoSQL databases
  • Mentorship from data engineering and open source leaders
  • Learn best practices from data teams at top companies
  • Guidance from in-house data engineers
  • Connect with and learn from Insight alumni
  • 70+ Data Engineering alumni at over 50 companies
  • Fellows interview with top companies at the end of the program
  • Insight works with every Fellow until they land a data engineering role
  • Join an elite data engineering and data science professional network
“ Insight gave me the confidance to work in industry, which is hard to replicate outside of the program”
Adam Jenkins
Winter 2015 Alumnus, New York
"Insight gave me the possibility to tackle very big, real problems. The technologies you work with here are years ahead of the rest of the industry."
Alvin Ko
Data Engineer at Instagram/Facebook
Summer 2015 Alumnus, Silicon Valley
"Insight enabled me to elevate myself through perseverance and dedication to be able to not only get the job offer I wanted, but also multiple offers at the very companies that wouldn't even give me a phone screen in the year prior. You really have made a difference in my life."
Ryan Irwin
Software Engineer at Yelp
Summer 2014 Alumnus, Silicon Valley
"The Insight Data Engineering program exposed me to new data engineering tools readily used in industry and gave me the confidence to talk about the technologies in a way I had not been able to before."
Tigran Antonyan
Principal Data Engineer at Capital One Labs
Fall 2015 Alumnus, New York
Silvia Oliveros, Alum and Data Engineer at Silicon Valley Data Science speaks about Apache Parquet and Apache Avro at Strata + Hadoop World
  • 70+ Data Engineering alumni at over 50 companies
  • Fellows interview with top companies at the end of the program
  • Insight works with every Fellow until they land a data engineering role
  • Join an elite data engineering and data science professional network
  • Be part of a strong network of data engineers
  • Dozens of events held every year
  • Alumni return to mentor new Fellows
  • Exchange knowledge to stay on the cutting edge of new technology
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“ Not only was the program structured so that each Fellow can find a suitible career path, but ultimately what I apprecite most is the community of people ”
Shelly Jang
Insight alumnus Summer 2013
“ Not only was the program structured so that each Fellow can find a suitible career path, but ultimately what I apprecite most is the community of people ”
Shelly Jang
Insight alumnus Summer 2013
 “Insight is a supportive environment to learn the technologies that are high in demand, with the opportunity to learn from those in the field that are on top of their game.” 
Loryfel Nunez
Data Engineer, The Orchard
Winter 2016 Fellow, New York
“I had the most wonderful experience at Insight! Not only have I learnt essential skills for becoming a Data Engineer, but I also acquired great friends. I have always felt supported both by the program directors and the fellows.” 
Seda Davtyan
Data Engineer, JW Player
Fall 2014 Fellow, Silicon Valley
  • Be part of a strong network of data engineers
  • Dozens of events held every year
  • Alumni return to mentor new Fellows
  • Exchange knowledge to stay on the cutting edge of new technology
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  • Utilize your skills, pursue your interests and work with the latest open source big data technologies
  • Hands-on experience with NoSQL databases, stream-processing and distributed systems
  • Explore technologies that you are most interested in and add to your professional portfolio
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“ Not only was the program structured so that each Fellow can find a suitible career path, but ultimately what I apprecite most is the community of people ”
Shelly Jang
Insight alumnus Summer 2013
“ Not only was the program structured so that each Fellow can find a suitible career path, but ultimately what I apprecite most is the community of people ”
Shelly Jang
Insight alumnus Summer 2013
  • Utilize your skills, pursue your interests and work with the latest open source big data technologies
  • Hands-on experience with NoSQL databases, stream-processing and distributed systems
  • Explore technologies that you are most interested in and add to your professional portfolio
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Thang Nguyen
Data Engineer, New York Times
Insight Fellow Winter 2016
Patrick Zheng
Reddit
Data Engineer, Facebook
Insight Fellow Fall 2015
Loryfel Nunez
Data Engineer, The Orchard
Insight Fellow Winter 2016
Janusz Slawek
Airbnb
Senior Software Engineer, Apple
Insight Fellow Summer 2014
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