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Top 15 Websites for Data Scientists in 2021

Updated: Feb 1

Learning data science is a long journey, following a rigid course curriculum inevitably makes learning a mundane task. Therefore, I have compiled a list of data science blogs that are able to bring you daily does of inspiration on various domains: AI and Machine Learning, Data Engineering, Data Visualization, and Business Acumen. I have created an infographic as a summary, feel free to steal it at the end of this article. Additionally, if you are looking for data science podcasts to follow, have a read of the podcast list I collected.

AI & Machine Learning

1. Towards Data Science

Towards Data Science is one of the most popular data science platforms on Medium. Personally, it is the blog that I get most of my data science inspirations from, because there is a large community of professionals sharing their innovative projects, career advice as well as advanced educational contents. Towards Data Science covers a wide range of data science topics in-depth, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, programming and visualization. Since it currently doesn’t have a standalone website and it is changing into a tag-based exploration system, the best way to get the most out of it is by either subscribing to this channel (e.g. on Medium, Feedly) or sign up to its newsletter.

2. Analytics Vidhya

Similar to Towards Data Science, Analytics Vidhya is also a community-based knowledge portal where data science experts contribute their wisdom, projects, and experience. This website also heavily focuses on advanced data science topics such as AI and ML. Many articles offer comprehensive guides of cutting-edge machine learning implementations, e.g. deep learning, image processing, natural language processing.

3. KDnuggets

KDnuggets is another popular data science site with 500,000 unique monthly visitors. It primarily discusses implementations of statistical techniques and complex algorithms. Although I found its website design not as attractive :'), it is a great place to find inspiration for data science projects and get your hands dirty with practical guides as well as detailed walk-throughs.

4. Springboard

Springboard blogs cover a wide range of topics including data analytics, data engineering, data science, and DESIGN. It mainly curates articles about career tips and study hacks, which makes it the most beginner-friendly among this AI and Machine Learning blog list.

Data Engineering

5. Uber Engineering Blog

6. Netflix Tech Blog

7. Airbnb Engineering & Data Science

I am sure that you are well aware of these three companies. They are not necessarily classified as tech giants. However, having a massive user base and surfeit user data gives them the advantage of carrying out intensive big data analytics and AI training. The success of their business, to some extent, alrea