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10 things every aspiring data scientist needs to know

The Harvard article “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” first sparked my interest in the data science field. At the time, I had spent 3.5 years in management consulting and had built a great reputation building models and developing projections in MS Excel. After reading that article, […]

Lessons in Analytics From Mobile Gaming — Warlords Of Aternum

Levels, Layers, and Iteration Developed by Innogames and currently boasting 4.4 of 5 stars — Warlords of Aternum is a turn-based strategy game. This early in our series (this is article #5) that is really enough. I will be releasing a deeper dive on the importance of turn-based games to analytics in […]

Analysis and Classification of RR Lyrae Variable Stars

Part 1: Introduction and Analysis To the Northern Sky, beyond the gigantic swarms of stardust in the Milky Way Galaxy, lies the Lyra Constellation of Stars[1]. This is a relatively smaller constellation comprising of some of the oldest stars in the galaxy and home of the famous RR Lyrae ‘Variable’ Star. […]

A Novice Coder, a Finance Data Application, and the Value of Rapid Prototyping

by Luke Tucker, Product Owner I like to build things. I like analysis. I like programming. Interestingly, you often need to reverse that order before you’re in a position to build an application for analyzing something. You need programming knowledge to turn the analysis into a “thing.” The problem is, while […]

Yet Another 42 Creative Analogies To Provide You Perspective on Analytics

New Articles inspired by the games, heroes, movies, and more… It’s that time again. Time for yet another 42 analogies designed to give you perspective on Data & Analytics. It has been 5 months since our last 42. It has been 20 months since the original. So our run rate has […]

9 Udemy Courses on Data and Website Analytics in 2018

Artist: Tony Babel There are so many courses available on Udemy so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Sometimes telling the difference between good or bad is not a simple task. Efficient learning often correlates with practical training. The world of data and analytics is a good example. Before jumping into the […]

Become Data-Driven or Perish: Why your company needs a Data Strategy and not just more Data People

For the last fourteen years, I have worked with Data in one way or another. I started out as a Management Information Systems Manager (ABN Amro), a great title but I basically downloaded PDF reports and manually entered them into a spreadsheet to produce a Daily Financial Report, and through […]

Calling All Gamers

Well really… just the smartest ones Gaming is fun. And many gamers have a substantial amount of skill. Some gamers are actually Analysts by Nature. Sure some may have plenty of hand-eye coordination and split second reflexes, but others have an ability to break things down, problem solve, recognize patterns, exploit […]