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Data science competitions are an effective way to crowdsource the best solutions for challenging datasets. Kaggle is a platform for data scientists to collaborate and compete on machine learning problems with the opportunity to win money from the competitions’ sponsors.
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.