Beginner's Guide to Data Analytics

Free
Wednesday, 13 March, 2024
2 4 am EDT
Online

About This Workshop

These days, data analysts are in high demand. That’s probably because it’s estimated that 90% of today’s data was generated in the last two years…. That’s a lot to analyze.

Join us for a free, 2-hour class to get hands-on practice with the basics of data analytics and see if you’ve got what it takes to become a data analyst yourself.

You’ll learn how to ask the right questions of your data and use basic analytic functionality in Google Sheets. Then, apply your new found analytics skills to a real-world dataset and develop recommendations based on your findings. Bonus: there will be time at the end for live Q&A with the instructor.

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Takeaways

You’ll leave this class with:

  • An understanding of what data is and how it’s used
  • Basic Google Sheets formulas and functions
  • Hands-on practice with Pivot Tables
  • Confidence to continue practicing your analytics skills

Preparation

  • This is an entry level class, so no prior knowledge is necessary.
  • We’ll send an email with class materials and the Zoom link prior to class.
  • Note: your mic and camera will be off for the duration of the class.
  • A recording will be shared via email after filling out our in-class survey.

About the Instructor

I am a data scientist and economist with experience in government, industry and academia.

I served for over seven years as a researcher and analyst for the Reserve Bank of Australia, producing numerous publications and participating in the formulation and implementation of monetary policy.

I was a lecturer in the data science faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on time-series analysis and forecasting.

I led the forecasting team at the Woolworths Group (Australia’s largest retailer), developing a large-scale machine-learning model for predicting supermarket demand.

I subsequently worked as a researcher for the Australian gaming studio Immutable and currently work as a game economist for the mobile gaming company Plarium.

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