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Matthew Zapata_

Graduated June 2019

“Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.” - Dalai Lama

Phone: 210-663-4979

Description of my final project

Project Name: Drought Predictions for San Antonio Using Time Series Analysis

The goal of this project was to predict when the next major drought will be occurring for San Antonio within a year span. Knowing when to expect a drought will allow city and county officials to better prepare for one, perhaps by putting water restrictions into affect earlier or by some other means. This will also greatly benefit farmers in the area since they rely on their crops or livestock to have access to water, and knowing when a drought is coming can also give them time to prepare for that. We first spent time gathering, cleaning, and understanding our data, then we went started creating our time series models. After fine tuning our model, we created a presentation of our findings, which we then presented to an audience at Data Scientist Day.

Why should someone hire you?

I am a dedicated and focused individual who is eager to learn as much as I can in the field of data science.

Complete the following sentence: “With programming, I am most passionate about _____________”

how there is more than one way to reach your end goal, it just depends on how creative you want to be.

Work Location Desired

San Antonio, TX

Please give us three words that describe your best professional qualities.

Quick learner, growth seeker, and dedicated.

What three words describe the role where you’ll do best?

Growth opportunity, team environment, variety of challenges