How Dataquest Helped a Philologist Find Her Passion in Data
Viktoria Jorayeva, Data Scientist
Viktoria Jorayeva started out as philologist specializing in Persian, but as she began working in translation, she realized that online translators were studying just the way she had — in the pursuit of a perfect machine translator. That’s when she realized she wanted to do something more progressive — something scientific. She needed a more modern profession, and that meant learning data science.
Learning with Dataquest
Jorayeva had a non-technical, non-mathematical background, so she needed something that would help her break into the data science field as painlessly as possible.
She chose the data scientist career path at Dataquest. It seemed like a perfect fit for her needs, and she considered data science one of the most progressive and well-paid professions at the time. At Dataquest, Jorayeva learned Python, SQL, data analysis, data visualization, and statistics, and she feels that the platform helped her dream come true, even without a technical education:
Jorayeva attributes her success with Dataquest to how easily and clearly such complex material is presented. Learning statistics and programming did not come naturally to her, but she felt that Dataquest explained these concepts more clearly than all other resources — “It is understandable even for a person without specialized education.”
Advice for Learners
Jorayeva believes there is nothing in the world that you cannot learn! “In short, everything is simple — you take around three hours to study every day, and voila — you get your dream job. I studied on Dataquest for only four months, and then the company took me for an internship. You just need diligence; Dataquest has already done everything else for you.”