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My mission with Ray Data Co. is to lower the barrier to entry for people joining the field and extend the impact of seasoned data practitioners.
To make progress toward this goal I'll be uncompromising on two points.
Examine real business problems.
Most tutorials are too sterile. Perfectly cleaned and modeled to arrive at a set answer. However, real data is proprietary. Understandably so, but this creates a gatekeeper effect, where you never really know what you're getting into until you're there.
Hobbyist price-point - Professional impact.
Analytic projects can rack up a tab. I want you to be able to practice these skills without breaking the bank. So I'll be biased toward open-source technologies. Sorry, you'll have to get your Looker experience elsewhere.
I spent more time than I care to admit on seemingly small details. Often they go unnoticed and do not get the attention they deserve. So, I'm glad you asked!
The Tampa Bay area is my home now. I love this area and wanted to draw some inspiration from it. Tampa is the lightning capital of the world, has an annual pirate invasion, palm trees, cigars, the best Cuban sandwiches, and the running of the rays.
Rays also make a nice parallel to math.
Más o menos. Some details have more meaning than others. Let's run through them.
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