Dataquest’s lesson is to prepare learners for the data job they want. For many like Sunishchal Dev, that means starting a career in data science.
Sunishchal had a degree in Technology and Innovation Management, and he had business skills, but he realized that to get the jobs he wanted, his technical skills were lacking.
Specifically, he needed to learn Python.
“I tried to use Code Academy and DataCamp but felt that their learning modules were not interactive enough to keep me engaged. I also don’t like watching video lectures, as they are not skimmable.”
Dataquest was different, Sunishchal explains: “The lessons were easy to absorb and had the right balance of theory and practical knowledge.”
Access to career counseling and the community through his premium subscription helped him build the foundation he needed to move forward. He believes that, when it comes to learning, you get what you pay for. He’d spent a long time trying to learn to program using free resources, he found that his commitment level matched what he paid.
“Making the leap of faith in getting a Dataquest subscription really lit the fire under me. I started completing the lessons and got a ton of value out of my small investment.”
Sunishchal now works for Noodle.ai, an Enterprise AI startup that builds custom data pipelines and machine learning models for large enterprises. He spends his days on risk modeling for a jet engine manufacturer.
“I can truly say I’ve found my dream job!”