Getting Up To Speed For Data Science: Attitude

At the end of last year I was losing faith in my ability to study Data Science. Even though I had had a good first contact week, the material was incredibly difficult for me to understand. Following that, I wanted to work hard on my maths, but really had to start at a much lower point Read More

Not Where I Thought I’d Be And Grateful

I have around 6 weeks before my Data Science degree begins. I think I’m starting to get nervous about it now. Studying for the Udacity Nanodegree has already been pretty hard! And it isn’t even over yet! If someone had told me when I started this new job that I would be studying for a Bachelor’s Read More

The Flexible Plan Is The Best Plan

Yesterday I was a little concerned about my new study plan. I felt like I was falling short. This morning I made up some of the time I had missed on my plan. It didn’t take long to plug the gap and I was actually more eager to study because I wanted to prove to myself Read More

Good News Everyone!

I got the confirmation today that I would be accepted to join a Data Science Apprenticeship degree. The head of admissions approved me based on my work experience (years of business metrics, Excel and VBA) and self-study (Business Statistics and Advanced Excel)! To clarify, this apprenticeship will be for an actual Bachelor’s degree in Data Science. Read More

Lurnin’ Fizix

As I wrote in an earlier post, my wife is studying Physics as her main occupation now. It’s something she has been passionate about for years, but was compelled to stay with medicine until she came here and we figured out how to break her out. Not that medicine isn’t worth following, but if your heart’s Read More

Here Comes The Predictive Analysis!

My next Nanodegree project feels more like my regular work than the last. I basically need to cleanse and combine multiple data sources, then use that data to predict future sales. It’s also reassuring that a course in analytics is starting to resemble my current job role. Not reassuring of the course content, but reassuring of Read More

Giving Up To Win: A Story Of Goal Seek

For the last couple of weeks, I have been intermittently working on a fiendishly challenging Excel problem. This was something I’d not encountered before, there was no simple formula or method for it. Searching online yielded results that worked in specific circumstances, but not mine. And the only reason I finally succeeded, was because I knew Read More