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Eric: “I wanted something practical”

Eric Sales De Andrade came to Dataquest via Quora. “I read a response from Vik and he seemed to know what he was writing about.” At the time, he worked in data mining— “But it was just putting stuff in a database. I wanted to get real with data.” He had originally tried DataCamp and a machine […]

Christian: “Consistency is Key”

After working in Business Intelligence, Christian L’Heureux took a break from data science. When he returned, as part of his MBA program, he found a changed world. He knew he needed to get up to speed quickly on the new landscape — especially Python. After trying DataCamp and CodeAcademy, he found Dataquest. “I liked the way […]

Mike: “I wanted to grow my skills”

Mike Roberts didn’t plan on becoming a data scientist. After getting a degree in physics, he gave art management and professional poker playing a shot before becoming a BI analyst. He joined Dataquest to beef up those BI skills, but quickly learned he could switch to a much more interesting role within data science. For […]

Priya: “Dataquest helped me to help others”

Priya Iyer decided to learn data science so that she could better help people. Her startup, Tulalens, operated for two years and raised $100k towards helping women in urban slums. Tulelens helped the women launch small businesses that sold iron-rich foods, and shared information on iron-deficiency anemia. Priya and her partners realized that they could be […]

Luiz: “Dataquest helped me learn on my own schedule”

Luiz Zanini was working as a Mechatronics Engineer when he decided he needed a radical career change. He was frustrated by corporate life, and knew he’d be happier as a programmer. When researching new career paths, Data Scientist stood out—he really liked Python and dreamt of a digital nomad lifestyle. “I made a list of the […]