At Chandoo.org, my aim is to make you awesome in Excel & Power BI. 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.
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I 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. I left my full-time job in 2009 to start on entrepreneurial journey of running Chandoo.org Soon, the site gathered momentum and today it is a massive part of my life.
We get 500,000 monthly views with readers from all over the world. There are ~160,000 members reading this blog through feed readers & email. The blog has been featured on Major newspapers, few books, Microsoft, LifeHacker, MSN, BNet, Technet and PC Magazine. 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 BI Play Date or my other training programs.
- 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, Power BI and new ways of presenting data. I have been awarded MVP status in 2009 by Microsoft (and renewed all years thru 2020). 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 have two homes – India & New Zealand, but we travel around the world and meet new people and cultures all the time. As of July 2020, we are living in beautiful but windy Wellington, New Zealand. Here is a recent family pic (Nakshatra, Nishanth, Jo, Excel -our dog and yours truly)
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Enjoy Chandoo.org Podcast
I launched Chandoo.org podcast in 2014 and like everything else we do, its aim is to make you awesome. As of 2018, this is discontinued, but you can enjoy 56 episodes of awesome audio on all things Excel & Power BI.
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