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Learner Spotlight – Otavio Silveira

Meet Otavio Silveira, an economics graduate who discovered Python and data science when trying to learn Python and SQL on YouTube to improve his chances of landing his first job in data. He joined Dataquest and later won a scholarship which he used to complete his learning path. Here’s his story… 1. First, what are […]

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Learner Spotlight – Rahila Hashim

Meet Rahil Hashim, a zoology graduate with no prior experience in programming who enrolled in Dataquest’s SQL path after winning one of our scholarships. Keep reading to find out how Rahila took advantage of Dataquest’s courses to land a job as a technical data scientist. 1. First, what are your preferred pronouns? She/her 2. All […]

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Learner Spotlight – Viktoria Jorayeva

Meet Viktoria Jorayeva, a Ukrainian student who made the transition from philology to data science in just a few months with Dataquest. As a person from a non-technical, non-mathematical background, breaking into the field of data science was possible thanks to Dataquest’s data science career path. Her story is a true inspiration to learners around […]

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Learner Spotlight: Solange Van Der Kolff

Meet Solange, a software engineer who got into data science because she wanted to contribute to society. She chose Dataquest to help her prepare for a database migration. Here’s her story…**** 1. First, what are your preferred pronouns? She/her**** 2. All right, Solange! What’s your current job title? At which company? I am a software […]

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Learner Spotlight: Gino Parages

Meet Gino Parages, a former sales and IT business analyst with no coding skills who decided it was time to learn coding to give his career a boost. He chose Dataquest to help him achieve his learning goals and land the job he wanted. Here’s his story… Q: First, what are your preferred pronouns? A: […]

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8 Rarely Used Python Libraries & How to Use Them

The most popular Python libraries out there are usually TensorFlow, Numpy, PyTorch, Pandas, Scikit-Learn, Keras and a few others. Although you may come across these names pretty frequently there are thousands of Python libraries out there that you can work with. In this article we are going to focus on how to use Python libraries […]

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Learner Spotlight: David Rushton

Meet David Rushton, a former Physical Education teacher who transitioned his career into data. After doing some research he found coding and decided to learn his new skills with Dataquest. Here’s his story… Q: First, what are your preferred pronouns? A: He/him Q: All right, David! What’s your current job title? At which company? A: […]

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How I Learned Data Science in 6 Months

Everyone’s journey to become a data scientist is different, and the learning curve will vary depending on many factors, including time availability, prior knowledge, the tools you use, etc. One learner shares her story about how she became a data scientist in 6 months with Dataquest. Here’s how her journey began: As the title suggests, […]

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Learner Spotlight: Data Engineer Student Veena Sanjeeve

Meet Veena Sanjeeve, a graduate of Dataquest’s data engineering career path. Two months ago, Veena started her new job as a Data Engineer at a private IT firm. Here she works with distributed systems on AWS. Here’s her story . . . Q. Hey Veena, tell us a bit about your background … I’m rooted […]

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How Dataquest Helped an SEO Expert Save Tons of Time

Antoine Eripret, the SEO Lead at Liligo.com, decided to learn Python for SEO because he realized he was wasting time. He got interested in search engine optimization as a student, and entered the industry full-time after getting his Masters in 2016. As he built experience in the field, he says, “I realized that I was […]

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