Across technology, there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand, so Airbnb is trying to counter this by running its own university-style program, Data University, as an attempt to make its entire workforce more data literate.

The courses cover three levels of instruction for different employee needs,  designed to be applicable to all teams including HR and business development. A total of 500 Airbnb employees have taken at least one class since the middle of 2016, and the more technically inclined will be getting additional higher-level classes moving forward.

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