Learn data skills with friends using the internet’s best resources.

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The internet is overflowing with free and affordable data education resources. But it’s nearly impossible for a beginner to navigate the options, let alone commit to months of self-driven learning. Most people end up spending tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars on a degree or bootcamp instead.

I propose a solution to this problem using a curated curriculum and a paid community:

  • Have someone passionate about data and education technology (me) find the best resources and combine them into a coherent curriculum.

This is Not a Real Data Science Degree, the best bang-for-your-buck method for learning data skills in the digital era of education. This post provides a general overview of the curriculum and the community. …


Curated by David Venturi for the #NotARealDegree community

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Note: Not a Real Degree is learner-supported. Some of the resources I recommend may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

In a previous post, I announced Not a Real Data Science Degree, a community of learners following a curated curriculum made up of the internet’s best resources. I believe it’s the best bang-for-your-buck method for learning data skills in the digital era of education.

In this post, I list the courses, books, and other resources included in the 2021 version of the curriculum, plus the rationale behind those picks. …


A curriculum developer’s guide to learning Bitcoin in 2021

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You can store bitcoin on this lil guy.

This post outlines the learning path I’ve been recommending for friends and family new to Bitcoin. You’ll start by watching a short video, then buying a few satoshis (the smallest unit of bitcoin). You’ll then learn more about Bitcoin, choosing what interests you from a curated list of research content. By the end, you’ll understand the main reasons for owning bitcoin, plus how to buy more and store it safely.

Here’s an overview of the guide:

  • Introduction to Bitcoin


Getting organized and starting your first course

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Note: Not a Real Degree is learner-supported. Some of the resources I recommend may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

So you’ve decided you want to learn data science with the Not a Real Degree community. Here are your next steps.

Create your own copy of the curriculum

  • Go to the curriculum’s Airtable base


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History of Crayola Colors by Stephen Wagner via Tableau Public.

A year ago, I dropped out of one of the best computer science programs in Canada. I started creating my own data science master’s program using online resources. I realized that I could learn everything I needed through edX, Coursera, and Udacity instead. And I could learn it faster, more efficiently, and for a fraction of the cost.

I’m almost finished now. I’ve taken many data science-related courses and audited portions of many more. I know the options out there, and what skills are needed for learners preparing for a data analyst or data scientist role.


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Photo by Quinlan Pfiffer

A year and a half ago, I dropped out of one of the best computer science programs in Canada. I started creating my own data science master’s program using online resources. I realized that I could learn everything I needed through edX, Coursera, and Udacity instead. And I could learn it faster, more efficiently, and for a fraction of the cost.

I’m almost finished now. I’ve taken many data science-related courses and audited portions of many more. I know the options out there, and what skills are needed for learners preparing for a data analyst or data scientist role.


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Wooden Robot by Kaboompics

A year and a half ago, I dropped out of one of the best computer science programs in Canada. I started creating my own data science master’s program using online resources. I realized that I could learn everything I needed through edX, Coursera, and Udacity instead. And I could learn it faster, more efficiently, and for a fraction of the cost.

I’m almost finished now. I’ve taken many data science-related courses and audited portions of many more. I know the options out there, and what skills are needed for learners preparing for a data analyst or data scientist role.


Here are four examples of using artificial intelligence to combat mental health issues

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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to revolutionize mental health care. Below you’ll find four examples of researchers, startups, and established companies all working to help people affected by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health issues.

Tess, a psychological AI that communicates via text


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Data visualization by Alanah Ryding

A year ago, I dropped out of one of the best computer science programs in Canada. I started creating my own data science master’s program using online resources. I realized that I could learn everything I needed through edX, Coursera, and Udacity instead. And I could learn it faster, more efficiently, and for a fraction of the cost.

I’m almost finished now. I’ve taken many data science-related courses and audited portions of many more. I know the options out there, and what skills are needed for learners preparing for a data analyst or data scientist role.

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Curating the internet’s best data science program.

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