Mad For Fabric
Sewist and fabric obsessed. Sharing my creative journey one story at a time. Blogging about my creations at www.madforfabric.com
A 3-Step Method For Data Scientists to Develop Business Acumen
Many data scientists focus on learning technical skills but spend little time developing the soft skills needed to become successful. Common soft skills often mentioned for success are communication and data storytelling but business acumen is an essential skill that will help you stand out from the crowd. Today I want to discuss how to develop your business acumen as a data scientist.
4 Habits of a Bad Data Analyst
First impressions are hard to change and if you’ve just started at a company as a data analyst you don’t want to start off with a bad one. I’ve worked with my fair share of bad data analysts over the years and want to share their bad habits and how to avoid them.
How Writers Can Create Recurring Income
The benefit of a 9–5 job is a steady paycheck but as a writer, your income can vary month to month and this makes it difficult to budget for expenses. How can you maintain a steady income while doing what you love? This is how leveraging a subscription model can help.
Why You Should Write on Vocal and Medium
I’ve been writing on Vocal for 2 months and Medium for 10. Many have written why Vocal is better than Medium while others have discussed why they’re leaving Vocal for Medium. While each platform has pros and cons, you should consider writing on both Vocal and Medium and these are the reasons why.
How to Estimate a Data Analytics Project Timeline
In your role as a data scientist or data analyst, a common question you’ll get from stakeholders is “how long will this take”? When I first become a data scientist, I found the question challenging to answer. If I said it took a month to build a model and I couldn’t deliver, would that harm my stakeholder’s perception of my abilities? If I built the model faster, would my stakeholder think I was prone to overestimating? If you find yourself struggling to provide better time estimates as I did, try this 4-step process I’ve developed that has helped me provide more accurate timelines.
Data Analyst Job: Expectations vs. Reality
When I first started my data analyst job I had many misconceptions of what the role would be like. Fast forward years later and I wish someone had told me upfront what to expect. Today I’d like to discuss the expectations versus the reality of a data analyst job to prepare you for what’s next.
How to Become a Data Analyst
If you’re considering becoming a data analyst or wondering what a data analyst does it’s hard to get a straight answer with all the information out there. Today I'm going to answer the most common questions I’ve gotten as a data analyst to point you in the right direction if you’re interested in a data analytics career.
Why You Should Try Writing For Vocal Challenges
I started writing on Vocal in June and upgraded to Vocal+ to submit my stories to Vocal challenges. Even though I didn't win any prizes, I think it's worthwhile to try writing for Vocal challenges even if it's unlikely you'll win and these are the reasons why.