7 Best Analytics Communities That You Should Join

  • Introduction
  • Stack Overflow Community
  • Reddit Analytics Sub-Reddit
  • Kaggle
  • SAS Community
  • Data Science Central
  • Nabble
  • Open Data Science Community
  • Takeaway

 

Introduction

Nowadays, it only takes one chat room or community online to get instant access to resources that can turbo-charge your career.

We’ve arranged a list of our favourite 7 best analytics communities that you should join. Join these communities and discuss the obstacles you’re facing, what pitfalls to avoid and tips for success in the analytics world. 

In no precise order of importance, here they are:

 

  1. Stack Overflow Community

Just about every developer knows Stack Overflow, and we highly recommend that you sign up for this site. Here you’ll find answers to your programming-related questions, and the best part is that it’s completely free. Information about job trends in the industry are also available on this website, so if you’re interested in finding out what organisations are looking for, you’ll find out here.

You can also network with other developers using this platform, and they even have a discussion section where you can ask doubts or share your knowledge (you may be able to help someone else while you’re at it). This is something that everyone in the analytics industry should check out, and we suggest logging in and signing up for a free account.

 

  1. Reddit Analytics Sub-Reddit

Another good place to find this information is on Reddit. The analytics sub-reddit has over 11,000 subscribers and a whole slew of discussions related to data science in business and analytics careers people are pursuing. This resource is easy to navigate, so it’s an excellent option if you are looking for an active group of people to connect with.

 

  1. Kaggle

Kaggle is a great place to find analytics competitions. It’s not a site that you’ll want to use on a regular basis, but it can be helpful if you’re looking for something fun to do while learning more about this subject, or if you’re interested in making extra money by competing in data analysis contests. One thing we like about this site is that it’s a great way to get your feet wet when it comes to learning more advanced analytics tools.

They offer challenges for every level of expertise, and the best part is that they reward you with cash prizes if you are successful at completing their competitions. The prices range from $50-$1000 per challenge, so if you’re looking for a way to make some money while sharpening your skills, then we highly recommend that you check out this site.

 

  1. SAS Community

SAS has a community of users and developers where they share ideas, insights, best practices, and other information related to the use of their products. Since SAS also hosts some online learning events that can help you advance your knowledge in this area, we suggest checking out their website and signing up for their newsletter. You’ll also find a lot of helpful information about how to use SAS products and develop data analysis applications that will help your business grow.

It’s important to note that there are some restrictions associated with the free access at this site, but you can request more information if you’re interested in finding out how you can access content and training events that require a paid subscription.

 

  1. Data Science Central 

This site is geared toward the analyst with experience, and you’ll find articles on everything from A/B testing to advanced analytics. The Data Science Central website also contains information about data mining techniques that were developed at Northwestern University, where it is hosted. This blog is updated in real-time if you’re looking for something interesting to read, but be aware that it does contain some information that’s geared toward experienced users with specialised knowledge. Information about the latest news and trends in the analytics world is also available on this site, which makes it a great resource for keeping up to date with the industry (you’ll find posts covering subjects like Google Analytics and Excel).

 

  1. Nabble

This is a site for discussion about big data, and it’s where experts in this field come together to discuss issues related to technology. As such, the information shared on Nabble can be rather technical in some cases (this is a good place for more experienced users). However, we still think the beginning or intermediate analytics enthusiasts will find something useful here, so we suggest taking a look and logging in to see what you can find.

 

  1. Open Data Science Community

The Open Data Science Community was started by a group of professionals, and it’s devoted to the practice of open data. Since this is an international site that offers training in Python, R, Julia, SQL, and Hadoop (some classes require registration), we suggest checking out their calendar to see if they have anything going on that you’d be interested in taking.

This site is an excellent resource for users of all levels, and one of the best things about it is that they keep their events free of charge (which means that you can check things out without having to pay anything). Best of all, since this group has a lot of members, you’ll have plenty of people to network with and ask for help or feedback once you sign up.

You’ll have access to a lot of information about cutting-edge techniques, and the best part is that it’s completely free (just be aware that some classes do require registration).

The analytics community on LinkedIn is also a great place to discuss tips and best practices, and connect with like-minded professionals. Within this network, you’ll find helpful discussions, job postings, guides from industry experts, and a whole lot more. Linkedin has over 5,000 subscribers in this group, so it’s an active and reliable source of news and information for anyone interested in analytics.

This is a social network made specifically for people who work with data, and it’s set up so that analytics enthusiasts can ask questions and share knowledge. It’s completely free to sign up for an account (you’ll just need to supply some basic information). Once you’re registered, you can join in on the discussions or create your own blog posts.

 

Takeaway

In this blog, we covered 7 of the best analytics communities that you should join. These groups will give you access to different types of information, which means that everyone can have a good time (no matter what level they’re on). If you feel like learning more about the latest trends or finding a job, you’ll be able to do it with this list.

Learn from people that are doing what you want to do and see where they went wrong so you don’t make the same mistake. These groups may help advance your career if you’re willing to put in some work.

If you like this blog, please share it on social media! People need to know about these groups, and we are glad that we were able to make a post about them. You should join the one or all that fits your needs so you can meet new people and work on projects with other members of the community. 

We highly recommend checking out these groups if you haven’t already).

Please let us know in the comments if we missed any good ones, and be on the lookout for more information. Thanks, and happy networking!

 

References:

Analytics Insight