Our Story

The Data Science Learning Community is a diverse, friendly, and inclusive community of data science learners and practitioners.

We launched in August 2017 as the R4DS Online Learning Community, a supportive and responsive online space for learners and mentors to gather and work through R for Data Science by Hadley Wickham, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, and Garrett Grolemund1.

The group has grown from that initial club into a community of thousands of learners.


  1. They actually read the first edition by Garrett Grolemund and Hadley Wickham, but we recommend you stick with the more up-to-date 2e!↩︎