Friends, family, citizens of this good earth: seeing as how you’ve stumbled across this page, we can assume you must be an eccentric character, brave enough to venture off into vast corners of the internet. It seems we already have a lot in common.

Hackers and Slackers is a conservatory of data enthusiasts, each coming from one of the 4 pillars of Data: Engineering, Analysis, Architecture, and of course, Science. Regardless of speciality, we value technology, life itself, and improving the latter with the former.

We’re all students and teachers of data-for-good.We code dope shit 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.

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179 Posts Center of the Universe

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.

Product manager turned engineer with ongoing identity crisis. Breaks everything before learning best practices. Completely normal and emotionally stable.

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17 Posts Down the block from a literal battleship

One of three therapists in the known universe who knows how to use a computer. Finds meaning in highly protected data, in a cave, utilizing nothing but a box of scraps.

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.

Loves Python; loves pandas; leaves every project more Pythonic than he found it. Shares exceptionally attractive D3 charts for #WCW.

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.

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0 Posts Mean Streets of NYC

Raised on the Gotham streets, Gerard’s life changed after an accident with a radioactive Honda Civic. He harnessed his data powers for good, such that pandas now refer to him as their spirit animal.