Over the last 12 months, we went from a small, little known blog on analytics to one of the most engaging and helpful community in Data Science across the globe.
If 2014 was big (for us), the plans for 2015 are grand!
Before I pull out any rabbits from my hat, I want to thank our followers and audience. They have been the driving force behind our existence, our growth and our inspiration. Nothing beats the satisfaction we get in seeing / meeting / talking to a satisfied reader!
One of the things, which set us on this high growth trajectory is that we have listened to our audience! We have listened to every comment on our blog, every mail in our inbox, every social media interaction and the list goes on! And, it has helped us immensely. Whenever we had to decide between A or B, or take any important decision – it has always been guided by what our audience have said.
Whenever we are stuck with these questions, we always question ourselves – What is the best decision for our audience? And it has served us well. It goes without saying, that this is not changing in future.
One of the things, which set us on this high growth is that we have listened! We have listened to every comment on our blog, every mail in our inbox, every social media interaction and the list goes on. And it has helped us immensely!
So, the first thing we want to do in 2015 is to listen more, participate more in discussions, in knowledge creation and in turn help out the larger community.
Analytics Vidhya Discuss:
Analytics Vidhya Discuss is a question and answer platform for data science professionals (or those who want to enter data science world). You can ask any question related to data science here. Here are a few examples:
- An error you are facing while running your analysis in SAS / R / Python / Weka
- Confusion on the best technique for a specific problem
- Question on how to improve your clustering (or)
- How to start your journey in data science
We are super excited and I am sure you would also be, once you look at our new Question and Answer platform – discuss.analyticsvidhya.com. This platform is one of the best platforms we have seen for asking questions and getting answers. It is super intuitive, easy to scroll and find relevant topics. We think that this platform should go on to become the place to discuss analytics and data science.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and test out Analytics Vidhya Discuss
Coming soon – Website re-design:
We started our journey as a blog and the focus at the start was to test out whether we can help people with their analytics learning. We never thought we would add so much content in so little time. We also hacked a blog platform and used it for training listings and job alerts. While all of this has helped our readers and us, it has also resulted in a cluttered website.
So, we are re-designing the site. The site will get a new look shortly. We love the way new look is coming out and are working hard in tuning, fine-tuning and re-tuning it. It feels like we are dressing up a teen who is out to impress his / her friends in a party. Where do we put the social sharing buttons? How is the site looking on mobile devices? Different browsers? How do we ask users to login?
Do lookout for the new look and let us know your feedback.
We are starting the year in style – by launching Analytics Vidhya Discuss and re-designing Analytics Vidhya. The idea is to make it better and more helpful. We dedicate both these changes to our audience for their support and patronage and hope that Analytics Vidhya Discuss turns out to be our biggest gift to data science community across the globe.
Do check out these additions and let us know your feedback. As usual, we will be waiting to hear more from you.