After Studying Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and an internship at Public Strategies, Inc., I began working at Coremetrics. At the time, I didn’t even know that Analytics was a viable industry. Needless to say, my curiosity lead me to picking up the Coremetrics interface pretty quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Coremetrics, especially since I was able to work with such a wide array of clients who need a wide array of consultation.
Currently, I am working for Builder Homesite in charge of analyzing our suite of consumer and agent real estate search websites. The best part of my job is the abundance of data I work with on a daily basis. I enjoy answering the questions that are the hardest to answer. I also have a love for using open source tools as they provide the flexibility and creativity that most paid tools can’t provide. Because of the sheer amount of data I work with and the velocity of projects, I have spent the last 2 years sharpening my coding skills in order to take full advantage of open source tools such as R.
I began this blog to detail some of the tactics I have learned over the last 2 years. I decided to write this blog with the data or web analyst in mind. I believe that creativity and novelty can be part of an analyst’s life. As long as an analyst is committed to improving themselves each day, she/he can make a difference.
It’s not just numbers and algorithms.
If you’d like to check out my Github repo, discuss analytics or talk about Al Pastor tacos…