Jose Marcial Portilla has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and over 3 years experience as a teaching assistant for various engineering classes. He has publications and patents in various fields such as microfluidics and materials science. Over the course of his career he has developed a skill set in analyzing data, specifically using Python and a variety of modules and libraries. He hopes to use his experience in teaching and data science to help other people learn the power of the Python programming language and its ability to analyze data, as well as present the data in clear and beautiful visualizations. Currently he works as the Head of Data Science for a start-up and provides in-person data science and python training courses to a variety of companies, including top banks such as Credit Suisse. Feel free to contact him on LinkedIn for more information on in-person training sessions.