Teaching Data Science with Vik Paruchuri


There is a need for more data scientists to make sense of the vast amounts of data we produce and store.

Dataquest is an in-browser platform for learning data science that is tackling this problem.

Vik Paruchuri is the founder of Dataquest. He was previously a machine learning engineer at EdX and before that a U.S. diplomat.


  • What is data science?
  • How does data science compare to software engineering?
  • How does someone new to data science go about starting off at Kaggle?
  • In machine learning, there is unsupervised learning and supervised learning. Could you contrast these two?
  • What are the biggest world problems that will be solved with data science?


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