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
Todd Birchard
115 PostsNew York CityWebsiteTwitter

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

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

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
412 PostsCenter of the UniverseTwitter

Super villain 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.

Super villain 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
Ryan Rosado
3 PostsQueens representWebsiteTwitter

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.

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.

Max Mileaf
Max Mileaf
20 PostsDown 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

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

David Aquino
David Aquino
2 PostsNYCTwitter

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.

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
Graham Beckley
2 PostsPhilly

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

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