About Analytics Vidhya!
For those of you, who are wondering what is “Analytics Vidhya”, “Analytics” can be defined as the science of extracting insights from raw data. The spectrum of analytics starts from capturing data and evolves into using insights / trends from this data to make informed decisions. “Vidhya” on the other hand is a Sanskrit noun meaning “Knowledge” or “Clarity on a subject”. Knowledge, which has been gained through reading literature or through self practice / experimentation.
Analytics Vidhya provides a community based knowledge portal for Analytics and Data Science professionals. The aim of the platform is to become a complete portal serving all knowledge and career needs of Data Science Professionals.
Why study Analytics or Data Science?
Data is omni present!
With growing data and complexity, data analytics will become a competitive advantage for companies doing it well. Have you ever wondered how social networking sites like Facebook and Linkedin can suggest you friends in near time? How can Google use its search query data to identify areas under pandemic influence? How can a grocery store predict pregnancy of its customer even before it was known to her family?
All of these are examples of analytics at work in real time. And this is just the start. With increasing usage of mobile devices and digitization across the globe, advantages of investing in cutting edge analytics are unlimited.
According to Harvard Business Review (October 2012 edition), job of a data scientist is the sexiest job of 21st century.
How can this website help?
While the need for analytics experts is clear, the shortage is shocking!
According to the McKinsey Global Institute (In a May 2011 report): “By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.”
Imagine what would be the number across the globe…
Even further, imagine the impact you can create, if you can learn the art of mastering machines and using them to perform intelligent tasks. This is where this website can help.
If you are an analytics / data science professional, Analytics Vidhya would help you address your knowledge and career needs. This could be through articles, trainings, discussions, hackathons, competitions and job portal.
What can you find on this website?
I aim to provide as many resources as possible for learning analytics. These resources include:
- Training and tutorials: Stuff to get you going and make you better in analytics and data science
- Tips and tricks related to Data Science, Machine Learning, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence tools
- Hackathons – Real life industry problems being released in form of contests
- Case studies: Case studies of problems and their analytical solutions
- Interviews of Business Analytics & Business Intelligence leaders
So what are you waiting for. Explore Analytics Vidhya and become awesome in cutting edge Analytics.
P.S. The views expressed on this website, be they in text, pictures or sound, are my own independent views. They are not influenced by my employer or colleagues.
We are a group of passionate data science professionals, who decided to dedicate their careers in building Analytics and Data Science community. We feel passionately about creating next generation data science community and ecosystem and will leave no stone unturned to do the same.
If you feel similarly about creating data science ecosystem, feel free to get in touch with us on [email protected]