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 both creation and collaboration, resembling a human-driven antithesis to 600-dollar bootcamps, paywalls, and barriers-to-entry, which collectively hold the growth of the technology industry 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 get to pick up a few programming languages in the process, that’s pretty rad too.

If you're somebody who likes to learn (and be casually badass), maybe you should join us.

Authors

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

Engineer with an ongoing identity crisis. Breaks everything before learning best practices. Completely normal and emotionally stable.

Max Mileaf's avatar
Max Mileaf
20 Posts
Down the block from a literal battleship

Former mental health professional who pulled the biggest career 180 in recent history. Currently crunches numbers using a very particular set of skills...namely creating data fires using digital twigs

Graham Beckley's avatar
Graham Beckley
2 Posts
Philly

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

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.

Matthew Alhonte's avatar
Matthew Alhonte
634 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.

Ryan Rosado's avatar
Ryan Rosado
3 Posts
Queens represent

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.

Dylan Castillo's avatar
Dylan Castillo
1 Posts
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.