Kaggle, an online platform that hosts data analytics competitions, allows companies to tap into the expertise of data gurus to tackle specific company issues (and possibly reap prizes and job offers, if successful). With more than 100,000 users, Kaggle is considered the largest online community of data scientists and offers a rich talent pool of data wizards. In an effort to see what these analysts have in common, Software Advice (a reviewer of BI systems) decided to conduct an analysis of the top 100 Kaggle performers. Educational Background Over 80 percent of the top 100 performers on Kaggle have a
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