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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, approximately 45 hours in total (10-15 hours/week for the later modules)...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

In this module, you will learn about the scope of this capstone course and the context of the project that you will be working on. You will learn about different location data providers and what location data is normally composed of. Finally, you will be required to submit a link to a new repository on your Github account dedicated to this course....
2 videos (Total 6 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Location Data Providers3m
1 reading
Syllabus10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Foursquare API

In this module, you will learn in details about Foursquare, which is the location data provider we will be using in this course, and its API. Essentially, you will learn how to create a Foursquare developer account, and use your credentials to search for nearby venues of a specific type, explore a particular venue, and search for trending venues around a location....
5 videos (Total 22 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
Signing up for a Foursquare Developer Account5m
Foursquare - Search6m
Foursquare - Explore and Other Queries2m
Foursquare - Summary1m
1 practice exercise
Foursquare API10m
Week
3
13 hours to complete

Neighborhood Segmentation and Clustering

In this module, you will learn about k-means clustering, which is a form of unsupervised learning. Then you will use clustering and the Foursquare API to segment and cluster the neighborhoods in the city of New York. Furthermore, you will learn how to scrape website and parse HTML code using the Python package Beautifulsoup, and convert data into a pandas dataframe....
2 videos (Total 11 min), 3 quizzes
2 videos
k-means Clustering9m
Week
4
10 hours to complete

The Battle of Neighborhoods

In this module, you will start working on the capstone project. You will clearly define a problem and discuss the data that you will be using to solve the problem....
1 quiz
Week
5
20 hours to complete

The Battle of Neighborhoods (Cont'd)

In this module, you will carry out all the remaining work to complete your capstone project. You will submit a report of your project for peer evaluation....
1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
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Top Reviews

By CGApr 7th 2019

Challenging course that allowed you to apply all that you learned. Forced to learn multiple APIs to complete final project.

By NNFeb 13th 2019

Hands on, a stumping project at the end, as well as lots of new skills and ideas to take with you. A real challenge!

Instructor

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Alex Aklson

Ph.D., Data Scientist
IBM Developer Skills Network

About IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame....

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