About Eric Brown

Hi.  I’m Eric Brown and I work in data analytics for Builder Homesite in Austin, Texas.  In the past, I worked as analyst for IBM Analytics when they were known as Coremetrics as well as for Stratfor.

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…

My Resume – https://ericonanalytics.com/my-resume/
Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbrownaustin/
Github repo – https://github.com/ericbrownaustin
Email – ericbrownaustin@gmail.com