To Mean or Not To Mean (That’s the Central Tendency Question)

Yes, the mean is sensitive to outliers. But, there are some scenarios where the mean outperforms the median, and can uncover data secrets.

Level Up Your SQL Skills With Self Joins

Let’s take a step into intermediate data analysis territory *dun dun dun*…. and discuss self joins: what they are and how to use them to level up your SQL skills.

She wanted to be more, and she was.

The story begins when I took my first C++ programming fundamentals class in college back in 2015. I was majoring in mathematics, but wasn’t happy with where my personal career path was going. I loved math, but I wanted to be more. So I switched my major to Computer Science, a field I’d never heard of before, with a bunch of men who didn’t want to talk to me. And I was.

A couple years into my path as a developer and I was loving it. I learned something new every day and was constantly solving new problems. But, something intrigued me even further. Something that kept me up at night thinking and dreaming about it. DATA. I loved being a developer, but I wanted to be more. So I took a shot and went after a brand new role: consumer finance data analyst. And I was.

Now, I’ve gotten somewhat comfortable in my analyst role. I am learning so much every day about the finance industry, and how I can make decisions with the data I work with. But, I want to be more. I don’t want to just be a developer, or an analyst.

I want to be a woman who empowers others. A woman who uses the little platform she has to scream from the mountain tops that everyone *yes, EVERYONE* deserves a chance to be exposed to the beauty of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering. I’m sick and tired of the STEM field feeling like this elite, inaccessible field that only certain “privileged” people belong in.

STEM is for everyone, even a little data dreamer like me. That’s what this platform is all about.

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