Meet Michael Larner, Data Analytics Instructor at General Assembly Los Angeles
Exploration, by the Numbers
Michael Larner is a passionate leader in the analytics space who specializes in using techniques like predictive modeling and machine learning to deliver data-driven impact. A Los Angeles native, he has spent the last decade consulting with hundreds of clients, including 50-plus Fortune 500 companies, to answer some of their most challenging business questions. Additionally, Michael empowers others to become successful analysts by leading trainings and workshops for corporate clients and universities, including General Assembly's part-time Data Analytics course and SQL/Excel workshops in Los Angeles. Read Michael’s articles “A Beginner’s Guide to SQL,” and “A Beginner’s Guide to Python.”
How would you define data analytics in two sentences?
What do you love about data analytics?
What’s an example that embodies the best of what data analytics can and should accomplish in real life?
Why should someone learn essential data analytics skills at GA?
What personal qualities will set someone up for success in data analytics, both in class and in the field?
What was your path to becoming a teacher and leader in data analytics?
Why did the opportunity to teach at GA appeal to you?
How would you describe your teaching philosophy?
What has been your favorite memory as a GA instructor?
How do you help struggling students break through to meet or go beyond their minimum GA course requirements?
How do you push high-achieving students to go beyond the minimum GA course requirements?
What are some free resources and tools a student can use to stay up to speed in data analytics?
Between taking the course and finding a job, what is the best way to get practical, real-world experience in data analytics?
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