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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.”
So often, we talk about Intel when it comes to Microchips, and in Data Literacy, we don’t talk about the WHY enough and how microchips contributed to where we are. Lynn is the reason microchips are as efficient as they are, yet all we hear about is Moore and the other inventors. Our technology rate of change is exponential because of contributions like Lynns.
For a long time, I didn’t share my story about poverty and thought talking about it would diminish who I am today. Somewhere in the past five years, I learned to embrace my background and let it empower me and hopefully inspire someone struggling today. There’s always hope, even when it’s dark.
Data literacy is simply the data skills required to thrive in a digital society. It exists because the cost of education has increased, along with the velocity of technology change, and our adaptation as humans to keep up with it has not kept pace.
It feels appropriate that I waited to start writing this until Valentine’s Day – a day often about unrequited love. Or, in this case, the unrequited love of data literacy initiatives and the frequently uttered phrase “what the hell did I get myself into?”
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”
“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”
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