I have always dreamed about doing some contribution towards improving the gender balance in technology, which as you may know, is far from ideal.
Fortunately the opportunity arose, when Katrina Walker has invited me to teach the “Data Analytics” bootcamp at CodeOp, an international code school for women and TGNC individuals.
Over the 6-month course, I will share my hands-on experience with the various stages of the data analysis pipeline, specifically on how to apply various technologies to ingest, model and visualize data insights.
Rather than focusing on a specific technology, I will leverage on the “best tool for the job, approach”, which is what I do when I want to analyse data. This means learning different tools, such as Python, R, SQL or QGIS, and often combine them together.
For me “data analytics” is like a journey, where we start with a high-level problem, translate it into data and algorithms, and finally extract a high-level idea. At the start and the end of journey, we should always be able to communicate with people that are not “data geeks” and this is one idea that I would like to pass in the course.
I will not add anything else, apart that I am really excited to get started!