Oh, hello. My career is turning 10 this year, and I have thoughts. A bit about my background, I graduated Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISYE) and within a few years went on to get my MBA and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration. Most of my time was spent in Healthcare consulting, but like most career trajectories, infinite twists and turns led me to where I am today.
On this, the year of my ten-iversary, I give you 10 reflections resulting from those very twists and turns. They are things that helped me and frankly that I wished I’d heard sooner…
I debated writing this. I debated it a lot. I wanted my first contribution to the Slalom blog to be some mind-blowing technical solution that linked partner-tools to big questions consultants face every day. Instead, what I’ve discovered in my first few months as a Slalomite is that my value to my company, client, and peers extends beyond technical skills:
My value as an analytics consultant comes from my structured process approach.
I am a person who requires structure not only in my work but also in my personal life. These structured lifestyle-approaches have served each other mutually, but for…
Merry Christmas, and let’s talk about Scrooge. Dicken’s portrayal of that old man’s midnight hallucinations about the spacetime continuum echo our own annual misty-eyed holiday reflections. Or… whatever. Maybe it’s the memories of holidays past — remembering family gatherings, childhood presents, and simpler times. Maybe it’s the current atmosphere — the nip in the air (or here in Atlanta, the massive swings in temperature), the hustle, and the bustle (or here in Atlanta, the traffic). …
Do you like Data Science?
<Shakes head up and down>
Do you like Data Science DIY deployment?
<Shakes head left and right>
One of the most frustrating parts of early data science learning or personal work is deploying an app through free cloud applications. Your code is juuust the tops and works like a charm locally. I believe you. So why is it blowing up every time you attempt to push it to the cloud?
Of course, I’m talking specifically about Heroku. There are a billion guides out there, and yet everyone I know runs into issues every…
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