Phase 1: Discover a Career in Data

1.4: Connect with Online Resources

This guide is part of a larger roadmap to data engineering. Please refer back for context.

Embarking on a data career? Don’t go at it alone! 

The internet is brimming with communities and resources that can support, guide, and enhance your learning experience. Here’s how you can dive in:


Engage with the Data Engineering Community:

  • Reddit: Start with r/dataengineering, a subreddit dedicated to data engineering. It’s a goldmine for advice, resources, and real-world insights from professionals in the field. Ask about others’ learning journeys and connect with experts.
  • Newsletters: Subscribe to Data Engineering Weekly, a curated digest of the latest news, articles, and resources in data engineering with over 200,000 subscribers. It’s like having a weekly cheat sheet for what’s trending in the industry!

Networking Opportunities:

  • Meetup Groups: Check out for local or virtual data engineering groups. It’s a fantastic way to connect with like-minded individuals, attend talks, workshops, and networking events. Simply search for “data engineering”, “data science”, or “python”.

Stay Updated and Involved:

  • Podcasts and Blogs: Tune into podcasts like Data Engineering Podcast and follow blogs from industry leaders.
  • Webinars and Online Conferences: Keep an eye out for webinars and virtual conferences. Websites like Eventbrite often list tech-related events that you can attend from the comfort of your home.

Get curious, ask questions, and immerse yourself! Deep your toes before diving in.