Introduction to Data Science with Udacity

Today, the the course I am teaching along with Udacity, “Introduction to Data Science,” launched. The course covers the basic skills most data scientists have (data acquisition and munging, data analysis, data visualization, and big data techniques). The course is anchored by a project wherein students interact with data from the New York City MTA Subway system.

The course can be found here.

6 thoughts on “Introduction to Data Science with Udacity”

  1. Enjoying this course! Great topic. I especially appreciate the coaches. One suggestion is to add learning objectives for each lesson. This will help the learner know what they should be able to do by the end of the lesson. Then assess whether the learner is achieving those lesson objectives. A final project is great, but identifying gaps in knowledge early on might be a more efficient way to learn. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your feedback, Brian! Great to hear from students. I’ll be sure to pass this information along to the team at Udacity!

  2. Hi,
    Sorry for posting here but I couldn’t find my answer in any other way.
    I’d be interested in enrolling in the course ‘Intro to Data Science’ are there’s written that it will last approximately two months; could I know the number of hours forecasted instead of the months? It need that info to decide the best moment to start.
    Thank you very much and sorry again for posting here.

    Ps the course looks awesome, I am really looking forward to starting it!

    1. Hi Luigi,

      Thanks for reaching out. I believe that Udacity estimates the course to be about 40 hours in length. Hope you find the time to squeeze it in and enjoy it!

  3. Hi Dave,

    Let me introduce myself. I am Annapoornima Koppad working for Spearhead Eduonline which has launched the product

    I am writing to you seeking possible areas of collaboration between you and While browsing on the internet, I saw that you were passionate about teaching Data Sciences.

    Apnacourse hosts some courses with the best experts available in India and the courses are available at

    I was wondering if you could spare some of your valuable time and spend it creating a new course at based on conditions of mutual understanding.

    I look forward to hearing a positive reply from you.

    Annapoornima K
    Research Associate
    Spearhead EduOnline Pvt. Ltd.,

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