I want to share the story of how I launched my data science career with Dataquest, and hopefully, in the process inspire some of you to grab that Coffee, keep calm and code on—your time will come.
Well, I started the Data Analyst in Python path in May1 2020, as a COVID-19 Scholarship holder, and by October18 2020, I finished the Data Analyst Path.
Initially, I thought of completing both Data Analyst in Python & Data Analyst Path in R within six months, but I realized that I don’t want to mess up my learning by sailing in two boats without knowing a destination. So, I picked up one path and concentrated thoroughly end to end on it. My learning curve was slow, steady and consistency towards my goal. Being a non tech guy(no coding background) to - today I am in a position to write program, functions, methods, data analysis ,SQL Version control etc. I personally feel this is a proud moment for me and the entire credit goes to DQ team because their learning content really helped me to stand in a crowd.
One of the highlights of my learning is involving in community forums. It really boosted my confidence by helping co learners, learning from them and sharing knowledge , what not!!!. I am also happy that I received few times “premium extensions”, “Community badge” for my contributions to the community.
At the moment, I don’t have a success story to share. I am interviewing at more companies, so hopefully I will have a great story to share.
In the meantime, I don’t want to stop my learning. I still have some days to access learning content. So I’ll start exploring Machine Learning & R programming and parallelly work with some personal projects which are in my to-do-list.
I sincerely thank to DQ team for offering me the scholarship and also shaping the futures of so many humans on this world.
PS : Anyone can code and learn “Data Science” irrespective of background. This is not my word, it was said by so many people like me and I totally agree them