About

We're a non-profit aiming to democratize knowledge in Data Science and Software Engineering. Thousands of developers worldwide rely on us every day to empower themselves with industry skills in a manner that is accessible, enjoyable, and free.

Our global community is militantly open-source in creation and collaboration, resembling a human-driven antithesis to 600-dollar boot camps, paywalls, and barriers-to-entry, which collectively hold the technology industry's growth in a stranglehold. Hackers and Slackers is a collective of humans serving humans... so that we may perhaps one day build robots.

We’re all students and teachers of data-for-good. We code as a means to an end. Some of us aren’t even developers, but we like to blow stuff up and make an impact. If we pick up a few programming languages in the process, that’s pretty rad too.

If you like to learn (and be casually badass), maybe you should join us.

Authors

Todd Birchard's' avatar
Todd Birchard 125 Posts
New York City

Wasted youth as a Product Manager, enjoying life as a Lead Software Engineer. Happily retired from rapidly propping up doomed startups. Focused on creating meaningful work and relationships.

Matthew Alhonte's' avatar
Matthew Alhonte 22 Posts
Center of the Universe

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.

Max Mileaf's' avatar
Max Mileaf 21 Posts
NYC

Former shrink who pulled the biggest career 180 in recent history. Built and run a team specializing in hacking together digital fires in caves, with a bunch of scrap

Ryan Rosado's' avatar
Ryan Rosado 3 Posts
online

World renowned DJ who got his start from being famous on the internet. Averages 3 headshots per second in daily life and pays for all and essentials in bitcoin.

David Aquino's' avatar
David Aquino 3 Posts
NYC

Spent years in the military to become a killing machine using only 2 CDJs. Automated all of life's inconveniences, including investments in the financial markets.

Graham Beckley's' avatar
Graham Beckley 2 Posts
Philly

Loves Python; loves Pandas; leaves every project more Pythonic than he found it.

Netherlands
Dylan Castillo's' avatar
Madrid, Spain

Python coder who is still secretly in love with R. During the day, I am a Product Data Scientist. At night, I write about Data Science and Machine Learning topics.