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Airbnb's 'Data University' Was Designed by the Company Itself

 - May 25, 2017
References: techcrunch
Data University is the hospitality brand Airbnb's own initiative which seeks to train its employees on the basics, as well as the more technical data-related skills that they require from them.

Since there exists a high demand for trained data scientists among companies in various industries that is not currently being met, those companies are taking matters into their own hands. As an example, Airbnb recently announced its Data University initiative, which will ensure that "its entire workforce [becomes] more data literate." The company designed its own set of courses at three levels of instruction to suit the needs of different teams and employees.

Data University's courses include 100-level ones for teams like HR and business development, and more advanced courses for non-technical employees to become more efficient in project management roles, and understand the company's internal tools and data.