Hi. I’m Eric Brown and I am an analytics professional. In the past, I have worked as an analytics professional for companies such as Dun & Bradstreet and HomeAway.
After Studying Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and an internship at Public Strategies, Inc., I began working at Coremetrics (IBM Analytics), an early direct competitor with Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics. 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 analytics consultation.
The best part of my profession 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 8 years sharpening my coding skills in order to take full advantage of open source tools such as R and Python.
This blog was created to detail some of the tactics I have learned over my career. I decided to write this blog with the 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 in any organization.
Being an analyst is not just about numbers and algorithms, it’s about using the tools available to solve problems.
If you’d like to check out my Github repo, discuss analytics or talk about your favorite Tex-Mex dish…