A big Thank You to our community. We just turned 3!
On this day, 3 years back – I started Analytics Vidhya. I knew I had to address the glaring knowledge gap in the industry, but I did not know “How to address the knowledge gap?”. So I started Analytics Vidhya as a blog. Over these 3 years, we first blossomed as a blog and have now transitioned the blog into a community. Going by a popular statistic, less than 10% of start-ups see this fate. We have been lucky to do so.
God has been kind and so has been the awesome support of our community members. I have called up many of you at odd times with seemingly weird requests, but never has a request been turned down – no matter what it is. I feel proud and blessed to know you and be a part of shaping this community.
My Experience My Way
Back in 2014 – I left my well paying job to raise 2 babies together. Jenika (my daughter) was barely 6 months then and Analytics Vidhya was starting to get a few thousand visitors a month. I knew I wanted to create a knowledge engine for the world, but didn’t know how I would do it.
Thankfully, I didn’t dwell much on that question. We just focused on adding quality articles and resources to our portal. With each article and each question this community wrote, we served many more people with high quality knowledge. Obviously, there were those odd days, when I felt things are not moving as they should. But thankfully, they were small in number and I had the support of my friends, family, our awesome team at AV and the larger community.
I truly believe that the best is yet to come – now more than ever. All our new initiatives in last year have seen tremendous response from the community and we have no plan to change that any time soon. Today is our 3rd Birthday! Analytics Vidhya has completed 3 years of its dedicated support to global analytics community. And, we’ve made sure there is a lot on table for you to feast. Let’s begin the party!
What’s the celebration plan?
Yeah! I knew many of you wanted to know this.
To make this occasion special, we have set the table with many exciting options. Also, this occasion marks the beginning of AV Data Fest 2016.
We didn’t want geographical boundaries to be stop you from joining the party. Thus, this is an online fest event where several activities such as competitions, workshops have been organized
Keeping in mind the various levels of expertise people possess, we have something for every category of data practitioners:
We have arranged a workshop which is meant for anyone interested in learning more about data analytics.
Experiments with Data (Analytics Workshop for Beginners)
You can attend this even if you don’t have any prior experience in analytics. Some background in statistics will help, but is not mandatory. All your concepts will get clear from the video tutorials and content we are providing. You will also get to work on a practice problem at the end for which you will be getting a score to evaluate yourself.
Are you looking to develop additional skills that will make your demand higher in the job market? Then you need to practice and exploit your skills. Here we are! with a series of hackathons for you. Test your competence level and get to understand where you need to work more.
The Creative Analyst (Data Visualization competition)
Do you possess the blend of creativity and analytics?
The Strategist (Strategic Thinking Competition)
Can you take an unstructured business problem and solve it using your structured thinking? Take this challenge and find out.
If this does not fulfill your appetite, then you can try something more challenging.
The Seer’s Accuracy (Data Science Competition)
So now you possess the tag of being into the sexiest profession and know how to deal with large amount of data. This is the chance for you to get the limelight by showing off your acquired skills to the community of data scientists out there. And what if we say that you also stand a chance to grab the best in industry job profile.
The Seer’s Accuracy (Data Science Competition)
A 3 day contest where you will get to play with your machine learning or data mining abilities.
McKinsey Hiring Hack
The brand itself suggests the value of this hiring hackathon. You may get to work with one of the most famous multinational company.
Considering the response we have got from our community members I feel a deep responsibility to make most of my time here and serve you the best I can.
In the end, I would personally like to know your feedback so that we can improve, your experience (good or bad) or a success story. Please feel free to drop a personal note at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.