This is how Caitlin went from working retail at IKEA to doing data science on one of the most exciting teams at Amazon (with a little help from Dataquest).
Huyen Vu had a Masters in business and an interest in analytics, but zero experience with coding for data science. Then she found Dataquest.
Hezekiah was looking for specialized data science skills his university didn’t offer. Dataquest fit the bill, and offered courses that felt as high-quality as Tufts’.
Armed with a strong science background but faced with limited career options, Isaac Pato dropped everything for six months and built up a skillset that landed him a job in the data science field. “I went to school for meteorology and I graduated in 2012. I worked in meteorology for about a year, and then I […]
Can you learn data science online without a background in math or programming? This Dataquest student is living proof that anybody can learn data science.
Miguel Couto’s data science story begins with rejection. “I got this really dry email saying, ‘Hi Miguel, just to let you know, we’re not giving you the scholarship.’” Miguel said. He had applied for a scholarship to a prestigious but expensive data science bootcamp in Berlin. And despite his qualifications, which include a PhD in Material […]
When Carlos Cutillas de Frutos graduated from the Business Administration program at CUNEF in Madrid, he knew he wanted to add something extra to his business skill set. He quickly settled on data science, because he enjoyed statistics and he knew there was a lot of potential for growth there. But he still had a […]
Adam Zabrodski didn’t originally plan to become a data scientist. In college, he studied rocks. But over a sequence of jobs that included Ops Management at Uber and a “brutal slog” in investment banking, he found that he enjoyed analytics and working with data. The problem? Adam had no background in math or computer science. […]
Dataquest’s mission is to prepare real-world data scientists. Sunishchal Dev wanted to get a career in data science. He had a degree in Technology & Innovation Management and had business skills, but he needed to improve his technical skills and learn python to get the job he really wanted. Sunishchal had experience with online learning, […]
When Pol Brigneti started his career after studying Business Management at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, he had no idea what data analytics was. After working as an intern for Ridelink he quickly discovered the importance of data analysis and realized that to acheive his goal of one day being a Product Manager he would […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Aaron Melton saw the power of Python while working at a power plant. His team was using Excel for a complex report, which was time consuming and error-prone. He decided to learn Python to fix it, and after several months of attempts got NetworkX to work. “It was a great moment. I saw how I could […]
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 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 […]
Jennifer Thomas works as a Chief of Staff for one of the USA’s ‘big four’ banks. She supports the team that develops all the software used by the bankers. “I do anything that needs doing so our coders can sit and code as much as possible. I do financials, budgeting, reporting, visa work – a little […]
Prerit Anwekar had decided he wanted to be a data scientist. He was attending Indiana University doing his masters. “I realized that to do machine learning, I needed to focus on Python, but I was only being taught R.” After trying to learn Python from a book, he was discouraged. “Learning using a book is really taxing. It […]
Wes Brooks had always understood that data was key to success in business. “Early in my career, I built other businesses and my own with a data-driven mindset.” This led Wes to a role at Cornett, an advertising agency where he worked on marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. “They hired me to apply that […]