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Because DAA is data driven and member focused, the recent survey from DAA Education team provided some keen insights into your education and training needs and is helping us to formulate the offerings for 2019. The survey was sent to all current DAA ...
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It’s been a busy and fruitful year for DAA – with a growing membership and new benefits to help you and your team learn, grow, and lead in our burgeoning field. THANK YOU for your membership and participation in DAA. We do so much more together ...
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Ask any Data Scientist and they will tell you that the process of 'wrangling' (loading, understanding and preparing) data represents the lion's share of their workload – often up to as much as 80% . However, that number is not as alarming as it may ...
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Back from TED Women last week. I have talked to each of you about equality issues in some shape or form and thought you may find this interesting. There were talks from those who are being the light in terrible darkness. (bits of them listed below) ...
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Our November Board of Directors (BoD) meeting is officially in the books! Thought I’d appeal to the analyst in you and frame my thoughts/takeaways around some key numbers/metrics! Spoiler Alert : I’m about to let a few “cats out of the bag” so ...
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Good evening all, It has been a few months since I last posted here. I am based in London where I have spent most of my career as either a web developer or a web analytics practitioner. I have now over 6 years' experience in database, server-side and ...
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Volunteering with DAA is a great way to enhance your DAA membership experience, gain leadership experience, and build your personal network.   DAA lists all current volunteer opportunities on the national scale on the DAA website. All opportunities ...
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Fall is annual strategic planning season for many companies, and the DAA is no exception. We’re fresh off our October Board of Directors meetings where the focus was 2019 strategic planning so I thought I’d share some highlights from the day and half ...
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As a DAA member, you have access to all of our recently recorded webinars.   In our Education Portal, you can find all of DAA's recorded webinars   from the past few years. There are almost 40 to choose from!  DAA webinars are provided to you ...
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As I was horsebacking riding in the crisp autumn air with a group of analytic professionals from across the country, I realized the conference tagline was pretty accurate: An Industry Event Unlike Any Other . I attended the ObservePoint’s Validate ...
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When we enter the workforce, it is often with a handful of skills and just enough gumption to get hired. Years are spent learning and growing to become the women we want to be professionally and personally. In looking back over the last twenty plus ...
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Ask an Analyst, particularly a Digital Analyst , how they’d like to develop their career, and they are quite likely to tell you that they want to get into Data Science. But in fact the two disciplines (if they can even be described as separate disciplines) ...
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As a DAA member, you get a significant discount on the certification program that DAA offers:   the Certified Web Analyst (CWA ).      Certification sets you apart from your colleagues, and it is another way to improve your skill set to be recognized ...
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One of DAA’s most successful initiatives in the past 18 months has been the ongoing development of the Women in Analytics program. This exclusive member-only program, combines resources, quarterly calls, Thought Leader Conversations, and a mentoring ...
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I wrote an article on LinkedIn and thought to publish here as well. Here is the link, in case you choose to engage there:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/data-wrangling-career-strangling-kerry-hew/ Data Wrangling is Career Strangling Data wrangling ...
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Originally published on the  Digital Analytics Blog  on July 18, 2018 by Ashley Kibler, Editorial Manager at AT Internet .  See the original blog post Over the past few decades, web analytics has evolved from a discipline reserved ...
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Being a woman, especially being a mom , might mean that you're a highly skilled project manager, master negotiator, and deadline destroyer. But when you're consistently crushing it you will likely get asked for help more often, to do more work on top ...
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DAA gets asked often for recommendations of speakers – not only for DAA chapter events, but for outside events as well. A special feature on the DAA website is the speakers bureau . We have a wealth of knowledgeable analytics professionals among ...
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Good morning all, I have spent the past 2 weeks in the US, my first time ever and it was pretty great. I flew from London in England and landed in New York first. There, I have met a few members of the New York DAA chapter. They have very kindly organized ...
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Demystifying Data Science

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There’s a lot of buzz about Data Science these days, and especially its super-cool subfield, Machine Learning. Data Scientists have become the unicorns of the tech industry, commanding astronomical salaries and an equal amount of awe (and envy) to ...
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