I am not an engineer
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Hey, I won a hackathon!

The day before the hackathon, I was wondering. Should I really go to this hackathon? Wasn’t I supposed to focus on my data project instead? For once, I made the right decision. Here is how it happened and what it changed in my life (and in this blog!). Real questions, no bullsh*t Back in September

What skills do you require for your data project?

What skills do you require for your data project? Find the answers on my “Tech Skills Map” below. Funny enough, this is my takeaway from the Open Government Partnership Summit in Paris, which I attended last week. It all started at the OGP Summit in Paris The Open Government Partnership has 70 member countries and

4 Months into Data Analysis: let’s get real!

After filling the statistics gap and getting familiar with R over the past four months, it is now time to set a SMART goal. First, let us have a short look back on our learning experience as Not an Engineer before defining the ultimate goal of our journey, which strangely resembles a hiking tour in

2 Months into Data Analysis: Inferential Statistics Tamed!

Two months after hitting a concrete wall of statistical inference, I now start playing with its bricks. This is to how I overcame my first major challenge in my very own “data science bootcamp”. Have you ever been lost in a group conversation, getting somehow the impression that there is something you do not know

1 Month into Data Analysis: Stuck in Statistics

It has now been one month since I switched 100% to this data science project, poised to reveal whether there is a future for “non-engineers” (read non-mathematicians) in the world of data science. On my way of discovering data analysis, am I making any progress? How could I possibly evaluate whether I make enough headway?

Is there a real future in data analysis for self-learners without a math degree?

Why ask this question? Many people must have been asking this question since media started trumpeting the “rise of data science”. The Harvard Business Review and Gartner announced a US-wide shortage of far more than 100 000 employees with data science skills by the end of this decade. Is this good news for anyone who is