Introduction to DSS and the Academy


 Welcome to Dataiku DSS Academy
Data science is a collaborative field that is deeply rooted in open-source technologies. Even so, there aren’t many platforms that provide data professionals the means to embrace these open-source technologies and to collaborate with each other. For these reasons and more, Dataiku was founded in 2013 to provide a powerful and reliable platform for people to access data, collaborate on projects, and share their insights with the world.

Dataiku Academy presents you with a series of self-paced courses, designed to give you the keys to master data science using the Dataiku DSS platform. The knowledge and skills that you gain from these courses will enable you to access and explore data, perform data preparation, build machine learning models, display insights from your trained models and deploy them to production. 

Your journey through Dataiku Academy will not only teach you concepts that are specific to Dataiku DSS, but also techniques in data science, data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, and so on. While clickers will embrace the ease of use built in to Dataiku DSS, coders will get to experience working in a platform that embraces open-source technologies and libraries, where they can use the code language of their choice, such as R, Python, or SQL.

By watching videos that introduce key concepts and completing hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to connect to datasets, transform them for your specific use-case, automate your work, build state-of-the-art machine learning models, and make data applications to share with the world.

We hope that you’ll
enjoy your journey through Dataiku Academy as much as we did in creating it!