At Chandoo.org, my aim is to make you awesome in Excel. I do this by sharing whatever little I learn everyday. Our community has an open mind. We are eager to learn and share. We all constantly teach each other new tricks and ideas using comments and forum posts.
I am glad to know that you are here and want to be a part of us.
I invite you to join our mailing list. Every week I send 1 email with an excel tip or charting tutorial or useful material on VBA, Power BI, analytics to help you become awesome in MS Excel. Also check out our welcome page to know how we can help you better.
I have launched Chandoo.org in year 2004. After 3 years of personal rants and chatter, I shifted the focus of site to Microsoft Excel, primarily to share new ideas and discuss about the problems I am working on. Soon, the site gathered momentum and today it is a massive part of my life.
We get 1,150,000 monthly views with readers from all over the world. There are ~125,000 members reading this blog through feed readers & email. The blog has been featured on Major newspapers, few books, LifeHacker, MSN, BNet, Technet and Delicious. It made me a better person and communicator. I am able to connect with a wide part of the world and exchange ideas freely. All thanks to this little site.
You can support this site by,
- Joining one of my training programs – Excel School, VBA Classes or Power Pivot Classes.
- Trying my Excel templates for project management or Dashboard Reporting.
- Getting a copy of my books – The VLOOKUP Book & Excel formula e-book.
My products are well received by our members. You can try one of them and become even more awesome.
About Me : Chandoo
I am your CEO here, Chief Excel Officer. My full name is Purna Duggirala. Chandoo is my nick name and I used it as my domain name too. I have an MBA from IIM Indore and Computer Science degree from Andhra University. I am passionate about Data Analytics and Visualization and this blog is my platform for sharing what I learn about Microsoft Excel and new ways of presenting data. I have been awarded MVP status in 2009 by Microsoft (and renewed in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016). My MVP profile is here.
I am married to Jo, my college sweetheart. During September 2009, we became parents to 2 beautiful and naughty twins. A boy and girl. Life has been hectic and incredibly fun ever since. (here is a pic). We are based out of India, but we travel around the world and meet new people and cultures all the time. As of April 2010, I have quit my day job to become full time entrepreneur. You can read about my journey as a start-up owner at Startup Desi.
Update – August 2016: We moved to New Zealand and currently live in windy Wellington. Our kids are in year 2 and they love their school. Jo & I spend most of the day enjoying beautiful weather, cycling and cooking delicious food.
Thanks for visiting my site. Feel free to drop feedback on my email : chandoo.d [at] gmail [dot] com.
How do we run Chandoo.org
I quit my job in April 2010 and Chandoo.org has been my only business ever since. Thus began my entrepreneurial journey. If you are curious to know how I run my business, please visit Startup Desi to learn more.
Stuff We use & Recommend
Many people ask me what software, tools & services I use to manage a reasonably busy site like Chandoo.org. Please visit Stuff we use & recommend page to know more.
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