Hours With Experts

Hours with Experts looks to grow the Big Data ecosystem in STL by helping individuals learn about the Big Data space or transition to new careers as Data Engineers.


Hours with Experts is an eight week course on the fundamentals of Data Engineering, designed to give students a practical introduction to building a real-world data pipeline. This includes working with a pub/sub system, building a data pipeline, working with a streaming data framework, and interacting with NoSQL databases.

Watch the highlights of our recent Hours with Experts celebration where students and alumni share stories of how the course impacted them!


Hours with Experts FAQs

Who should apply?
Growth-minded individuals with some programming experience interested in learning about the Big Data space or transitioning to a new career as a data engineer.
What tech is used in the class?
Technologies used within the class include Kafka, Spark, Hbase, and Hive.
How long do classes run?
Hours with Experts is an 8-week program
Where are classes held?
Class is held remotely via Discord.
When are classes held?
One class (2-3 hrs) per week on Monday evenings
Will I get a job after taking the class?
Hours with Experts is not a guarantee of employment. While we would like to assist students as much as we can, the main purpose is to grow the Data Engineering ecosystem in St. Louis by teaching developers key skills.

Fall 2022 Logistics

Our fall program is starting soon so make sure to fill out the interest form as soon as possible! Space is limited.

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 8-week program, starting September 26th and concluding November 14th
  • Frequency: One class (2-3 hrs) per week on Monday evenings
  • Location: Remote
  • Who should apply: People from the St. Louis community with software experience who are interested in learning more about Data Engineering and/or transitioning into a related career.

For more information on the program, read the recap of our first data engineering HWE course!

Fill out the form below to get more information and receive an application when the next session opens!

If you have any questions about the course or want to know if it’d be a good fit for you, send them in with the form below or contact hwe@1904labs.com.