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 in the class will include AWS Big Data streaming technologies and Apache Spark.
How long do classes run?
Hours with Experts is an 8-week program
Where are classes held?
Class is held at our offices in the CIC building at 20 S Sarah St, St. Louis, MO 63108.
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.

Spring 2024 Logistics

Our upcoming cohort will kick off in Spring of 2024. Fill out the interest form below to receive details and an application!

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 8-week program, starting Spring of 2024
  • Frequency: One class (2-3 hrs) per week on Monday evenings
  • Location: In the 1904labs St. Louis office CIC Building at 20 South Sarah Street
  • 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, hear from former students on the value they got from Hours with Experts!

Fill out the form below to receive an application for the upcoming cohort!