Coming Clean On Frustration

Yesterday I wrote a post about how frustrating this game, slither.io, can be. On reflection, it wasn’t really the game at all. Sure there were other players acting in seemingly irrational ways, but that’s normal, I expect that. The reason my frustration got blown out of proportion is that I couldn’t understand some details of the Read More

My Study Grind Is Almost Over

I haven’t posted anything here for over a week because any spare time I have to put my mind to something, I’ve been studying. As much as I’ve grown to enjoy it, writing does still take some effort. I’ve decided to expend that effort on studying instead, since I am so close to the deadline! With 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

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

RescueTime One Week Later

I’ve been using RescueTime for over a week now, which means I have enough data for a weekly analysis of what I’ve been up to, yay! The app is on both my laptop and phone, but I do sometimes use my wife’s devices (iPad and laptop). There’s probably around 3 hours unproductive time missed there! In Read More

How I Met My Study Buddy

School was not my favourite because I really didn’t fit in. In fact, I hated the majority of it. So when the opportunity came to drop out at 16, I did. I then went to community college just to do my GCSEs and a GNVQ in IT and found a completely different environment that reminded me Read More

Experience So Far With A Udacity Nanodegree

Predictive Analytics has been pretty interesting so far. While there was some content I had already been through before, I definitely needed a refresher. I basically re-did everything I’d done before just to make sure I knew what I was doing. Alteryx certainly helps make a lot of data prep and analysis work super easy. If Read More

I Just Started My Nanodegree

Yesterday marked the beginning of my Udacity Nanodegree in Predictive Analytics for Business; from 8pm onwards in fact. At 8:01pm I was refreshing the page and finally accessing the content. Not much later I was already beginning to work on my first project. Then this morning I was working on it again in the hope I Read More

My First Nanodegree: Predictive Analytics for Business

Yesterday I enrolled on my very first Nanodegree program from Udacity, and I am very excited about it! If you’ve been following my posts, you may wonder what happened to the Business Statistics course on Coursera I was working on. Well, I still haven’t finished it (although I am on track). It may seem like I Read More