We are a small team of passionate educators dedicated to the mission of making high-quality technical skills acquisition affordable and accessible to anyone who is willing to put in the effort to learn.
We believe that we have built the best way to learn technical skills online. We hope you will too!
A letter from Dataquest Founder, Vik Paruchuri
Building a better way to learn
Learning Python was extremely difficult for me, but it didn’t have to be. A decade ago, I had a history degree and few prospects. Ultimately, I fought through the learning process and became a successful machine learning engineer, data science consultant, and, finally, CEO of Dataquest. This is not an overnight success story. My learning journey was long, inefficient, and frequently discouraging.
By the time I was done, I realized how I could have saved thousands of hours of wasted time, and prevented a lot of stress. It came down to focusing on doing things I found interesting and learning along the way. Unfortunately, the courses I was taking forced me to spend multiple months learning syntax or watching lectures I lacked context to understand. It was agony.
I started Dataquest with a clear mission: help anyone with a desire to learn data and coding skills succeed. To do this, I built a project-focused learning platform. Effective online education is both informative and motivating. If you’re motivated enough, you can learn and achieve anything.
Since 2014, we’ve been refining our platform, always focusing on what makes learning effective and m otivating.
Why we do what we do
Improving access to education
Affordability and limited access to quality learning resources keep many people from reaching their goals and improving their lives. We believe that anyone who is willing to put in the effort to learn – CAN! So, we work to make that a reality for as many learners as possible through financial aid, educator grants, and scholarship partnerships.
Dataquest is small team relying on subscription revenue to keep our servers running and our courses up-to-date. We are committed to maintaining a platform that is as affordable as it is valuable. Your subscription fee makes this possible. Thank you for being a part of our community.
We put learners first
Our learners have reported a median salary increase of $30,000, and 97% recommend Dataquest for career advancement. These statistics are not just numbers; they are a testament to the transformative power of education at Dataquest.
Meet our team
Get to know the team working to develop and maintain our courses, constantly improve our platform, and support our learners.
Dataquest wouldn’t exist without countless contributions from incredible folks across the globe.
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