You Dream Big,
You Think Big,
You Grow Big
I have to confess – I have been living a dream for the last 5 years.
When I started Analytics Vidhya – it was a blog, run with a passion to share knowledge with people interested in data science (or Analytics, as it was called then!). Little did I know we would get this big.
The lines in the quote above resonate with me because that is how we have grown. We had a dream of what the world would look like in a few years, we thought about what we should do in this fast growing world of machine learning and data science, and that is how we grew!
Analytics Vidhya’s Journey in Trainings and Courses
Our journey in trainings couldn’t have been more interesting. We wanted to democratise data science and machine learning, but we were not sure if launching courses would be the right way to do it.
Our community loved our blogs and the content we were creating, they trusted us with their career decisions and discussions. And we wanted to be doubly sure that they would love our courses. When we talked to our community members – we quickly realised how wrong we were!
Almost all the community members unanimously said they would love to have courses and trainings from Analytics Vidhya. They already loved our content and the way we could simplify data science for them.
We launched our trainings portal in May 2018 and we received phenomenal response from the community. As I write this article, more than 60,000 people have benefited from our courses. Our love for simplified content resonated with the community once more.
During this period – we were closely watching our users and consistently taking feedback from them, which has led to 2 exciting and important offerings from Analytics Vidhya. But before I announce them, I wanted to take a couple of minutes and explain our vision behind Analytics Vidhya’s Courses.
Vision behind Analytics Vidhya Courses
Our courses aim to provide high quality, applied data science courses with industry ready projects at a compelling price.
While there is no dearth of courses and trainings today – they are either too theoretical or they are very expensive. We believe that data science courses should be applied courses with a ton of hands-on projects and exercises. They need to make people ready for the next generation of jobs. And we believe we can provide these courses to our community at a very compelling price.
1. Launch of Analytics Vidhya’s Courses platform
Based on the feedback from our users and putting our brains and designers on the first platform – we are now excited to announce the launch of Analytics Vidhya’s Courses platform. The DNA of all our courses remains the same:
- Simplified High quality Content for Users – All our courses are created with the same philosophy – explain complex topics in a simplified manner to our users. If you enjoy reading our blogs – you would love the courses. All courses are video based to make sure you take away as much as possible.
- Industry-Ready projects – All our courses come with projects on real data science problems. These problems have been used for hiring and crowdsourcing by several companies. This ensures you are industry-ready by the time you finish your course.
- Support to ensure user success – All paid courses come with phone and email support. They also come with weekly QnA sessions where you can talk to mentors directly.
So, what is new in Analytics Vidhya’s Courses platform?
- Improved UI / UX – We have re-designed the entire UI / UX of our platform. The new design is seamless and exciting. It is also mobile-friendly – so you can access courses on the move. Head over to the Courses platform to experience this change yourself.
- Free previews of Courses – All courses would have free previews – so you can see what you are signing up for before buying any course.
- Blockchain enabled, ready to share digital certificates – All paid courses come with certificates enabled by Blockchain. Your certificates can be directly shared on Social Media and with your (potential) employers. If you have already received a certificate – Don’t worry! we will port this certificate for you on the new platform.
- Launch of Programs – This needs to be a section in itself – read on!
2. Launch of Analytics Vidhya Certified Programs
The philosophy behind Analytics Vidhya Certified Programs is actually very simple. These programs have been designed to provide a comprehensive solution to our users and help them in their journey. Each program comes with a 12 month access and is built around a philosophy of providing end to end learning to beginners.
Here are a few benefits about Analytics Vidhya Certified Programs:
- Provide End-to-End Learning
- Create your portfolio of projects
- 30 minute 1-on-1 mentorship / guidance call
- Benefit of Bulk pricing
- Money Back Guarantee
There are 3 programs up for grabs:
- Certified Program: Data Science for Beginners (with Interviews) – Ideal program to get you started in Data Science and Machine Learning. Program includes Data Science, Statistics, Tableau and Interview Preparation.
- Certified Program: Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Beginners – Start from basics in Data Science, Python, Regular Expressions and Statistics to lead your way into the fascinating world of text mining. Build applications to extract information from unstructured text documents.
- Certified Program: Computer Vision for Beginners – Start from Python, data structures, making sense of image data and go all the way to building cutting edge Computer Vision applications.
As usual – our loyal community members get an exciting launch offer. For the first 100 buyers – the programs are available at a 10% discount. You can use the code LAUNCH10 to avail the discount.
When I look back at our journey – we have definitely come a long way. What makes me more proud is the impact we have created and the value we have added in people’s life. What keeps me excited is the 10x impact (of what we have already done) we will be creating in the next 3 years!
So while we are living our dreams – it is time you started living yours. And if it is Data Science and Machine Learning – our programs are there for you.You can also read this article on Analytics Vidhya's Android APP