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 2-3 emails with an excel tips or charting tutorials 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 1,650,000 monthly views with readers from all over the world. There are ~75,000 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 or VBA Classes.
- Trying my Excel templates for project management.
- 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). 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.
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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