Jason Thompson sheds light on anxiety and imposter syndrome.

For most of my life, I’ve been a very anxious person. My earliest memories of the fear that anxiety produces are from when I was around 8 years old. I had no idea what these feelings were, they felt alien, in my mind, I was the only person in the world that felt like this. The fear got so severe I had thoughts of being committed to some research institution, hooked up to all sorts of machines, so that people could study why I was having these alien feelings.

Psychology is the Key to Data Literacy

Article written by Nicola Osinaike, Illustration by Alex Green The term ‘Data Literacy’ is far from new. Advocates around the world continue to explain why the ability to read, understand, create, and communicate using data (Data Literacy) is vital. But why? It is acknowledged that individuals with these key skills help organisations make better decisionsContinue reading “Psychology is the Key to Data Literacy”

Will You Let Rudolph Join in the Reindeer Games?

Article written by: Allen Hillery, Feature Photo by Tim Gouw from Pexels November is that time of year when you start to reflect on end of year activities. A lot of us are also planning for Holiday seasons with family and friends. In fact, this is the time where you start hearing, “Let’s circle backContinue reading “Will You Let Rudolph Join in the Reindeer Games?”

Dzifa Amexo discusses her data career journey and why you should be reading her Yelp reviews.

Brunch with Dzifa. This past labor day weekend Sarah Rodriquez, Dzifa Amexo and myself met up in person for the first time. It was a fun and emotional reunion of sorts. Like most pandemic friendships of late, we all met online. Sarah and I met on a data literacy Slack channel and have been collaboratingContinue reading “Dzifa Amexo discusses her data career journey and why you should be reading her Yelp reviews.”

Using Data to Address Racial Bias in Soccer Commentary

Article by Adedamola Ladipo, Photo by Pixabay The 2020 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Football Championship in summer 2021 was one of the most exciting soccer tournaments in years. Following the highs and lows of each match, I was left feeling inspired to create a soccer-related data visualization. After some searching, I cameContinue reading “Using Data to Address Racial Bias in Soccer Commentary”

Realizing the Promise of Data Analytics

Article by Steve Tadeo and Allen Hillery, Photo by Stein Liland Today for many organizations the business benefit of data analytics is still just a promise. Everyone agrees that analytics present limitless possibilities of business impact and competitive advantage but realizing these benefits have been a challenge.  Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google are leaders inContinue reading “Realizing the Promise of Data Analytics”

How Data Supports the Intersection of Impact and Social Justice: A Discussion with Channing Nesbitt.

At Be Data Lit, we’re always advising people on career pathways in data. Life isn’t linear and careers are no exception. Given the influx of data today, we believe that it’s “all hands on deck” when it comes to navigating data. Another piece of advice we like to give is “You don’t have to beContinue reading “How Data Supports the Intersection of Impact and Social Justice: A Discussion with Channing Nesbitt.”

Sarah Bartlett Reflects on Women in Iron Viz and Representation

Post by Sarah Bartlett. Photo by energepic.com from Pexels Firstly, I would like to thank Be Data Lit for the opportunity to write this post. Following the 2021 Iron Viz final, I posted a thread on Twitter that summarised my thoughts following Lisa Trescott’s monumental Iron Viz win. Allen Hillery reached out to me after seeing this threadContinue reading “Sarah Bartlett Reflects on Women in Iron Viz and Representation”

Five Reflections on Being Data Advocates of the Year

“Sarah Nell-Rodriquez and Allen Hillery win the 2021 Data Literacy Advocates of the Year Award!” I’m still letting that headline sink in. I’m humbled and proud for being acknowledged by friends, colleagues and peers for the work Sarah and I have been doing in the datashpere. We truly have been blazing our own trail whenContinue reading “Five Reflections on Being Data Advocates of the Year”