I work in High Tech, for Microsoft. I also teach Data courses at Boise State University.
My academic and professional journeys were not linear.
Over the past 25 years, I've achieved some degree of success and I've experienced different setbacks and failures, and along the way I have learned that sharing knowledge is immensely productive and it makes for engaging dialogue. Sharing knowledge helps me to learn and stay relevant.
So, I'm writing this series of articles to seek and to share knowledge, to observe and convey connections that can be made between English Majors and Data Analysts, especially when it comes to work tendencies, training and techniques.
I'll offer my own opinions, based upon my personal encounters and observations. I'll argue my case when compelled to. But overall, my aim is to stoke the fires of thought, to embolden campfires, not to spark wildfires.
I plan to collect and report Data that helps to further qualify my proposition. I welcome your input, and hope you will suggest data resources that support or disqualify my assertions.
And I'll also interview English Majors who actively work with Data, to benefit from hearing additional voices of their choices and expertise. Interview transcripts will be shared here.
The Summary for this article series is attached to this blog post as a .pdf document.
Please comment here if the topic moves you.