New York, NYUSA
January 9, 2014
I taught myself SQL while on the job at Divide.
In addition to open government data, I am interested in analyzing data collected from startups on their product usage. For example, I recently read that turntable.fm is offering developers raw data dumps of their product's usage. (http://blog.turntable.fm/post/67777306411/turntable-live-turntable-fm)
Sure, I am an avid user of Google Analytics, Salesforce, and Zendesk and would be happy to share my insights.
Keep it simple - don't try to analyze every single aspect of the project, focus on what you believe will product the most interesting and actionable results.
I am the Business Analyst for Divide, a startup focused on giving businesses a secure mobile workspace. I am the Analytics guru for the company, always looking for new insights in our product's usage.
The R class is an accelerated approach to very useful programming language, which will prepare you for the world of data science. In 5 weeks time, I am amazed at how much I learned about R. Although 7 hours a session may feel hefty, once you're in the class time will fly by. Sessions split time between lecture and hands-on exercises, so you have lots of time to ask questions. Homework assignments are manageable - Vivian is very accessible should you have a question by email or in-person office hours. The class ends with a Demo Day of a project of your choice. You will access real data from the Internet using APIs and analyze this information and ways you never would have thought possible using Excel or even SQL! I highly recommend taking a class with the NYC Data Science Academy if you want to become a data scientist!