Editor's Note

ISSUE 1: Diving INto Data  

 

Greetings, INPUT readers, 

These days, it seems like the content available on data science and analytics is as endless and vast as the oceans depicted in our first digital magazine issue, “Diving Into Data.” The information is disparate and complicated. Plus, there’s a ton of it out there. That’s why we created INPUT.

INPUT  is a digital magazine about data science and analytics that dives deep into topics exploring all angles so you can experience the thrill of solving at scale.

 

INPUT is a digital magazine about data science and analytics that dives deep into topics exploring all angles so you can experience the thrill of solving at scale. “Diving Into Data” sets the stage for you on the journey of learning all about data science and analytics, beginning with a brief history about analytics, the role of the analyst, and much more.

You won’t want to miss “Ask an Analytics Expert,” written by our first guest author, Nicole Johnson from T-Mobile, who shares a personal story of her journey through analytics that gave me all the feels  (chances are, it will move you, too). It is a reminder that we are multi-faceted beings. We are analysts, problem-solvers, go-getters, creative writers, and much more. 

Be sure to check out “Let’s Ponder Data Dictionaries,” authored by Alan Jacobson, chief data and analytics officer from Alteryx, as he considers one of the many topics widely discussed by analysts and data scientists. Emily Singer addresses the data talent gap in her piece “What You Need to Know in Analytics Right Now.” We invite you to read the issue cover-to-cover. While each story stands strongly on its own, together they weave a larger narrative about what it means to be a data analyst.

Let the data-aha moments abound as you dive into a super-charged suite of articles devoted to challenges, opportunities, crash courses, and real interviews from analysts in the field.

We hope that “Diving Into Data” meets you wherever you are. Thank you for choosing to spend your time with us, and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an issue. We look forward to providing more INPUT on the topics you most want to hear about, so be sure to send us your feedback.

 

Cheers to data science + analytics, 

Tatiana Servin De Maio

INPUT Editor

ISSUE CREDITS

Thank you to the whole team who helped shape the very first issue. There is a special place in analytics nirvana for you. Onward and upward.

 

INPUT Team

Jenn Ho, Tara McCoy, Gretchen Roberts, Tatiana Servin De Maio, and Robyn Winner

 

Authors 

Alan Jacobson, Emily Singer, Molly Talbert, and Nicole Johnson

 

BRAND, Social, and Digital

Suzanne DeBow, Beth Narrish, Elise Woodward, Wei Zhao, and James Kim with Clutch Agency

 

Proofreader

Taylor Porter