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.”

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.”

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”

10 Signs You Might Be Data Literate

Guest Post by Steve Tadeo; Feature Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash The topic of Data Literacy is getting a great deal of attention these days.  The concept has been around for a long time, but now it has a name.  Individuals and businesses are recognizing its value, so it’s gaining traction.  Companies are focused on developing DataContinue reading “10 Signs You Might Be Data Literate”

How Data is Changing Successful Leadership

Guest Post by Nicola Osinake ‘Digital transformation’ describes anything from the recruitment of data scientists, purchasing a new software package or deploying emerging technology such as AI (Artificial Intelligence). Despite this myriad of interpretations there are two things in common. First: Data will be used and created. Second: Change is inevitable.  To enable the majorityContinue reading “How Data is Changing Successful Leadership”

Getting to Know 2021 Iron Viz Winner, Lisa Trescott!

by Allen Hillery Lisa Trescott won the 2021 Iron Viz competition with dazzling and concise visuals and awesome storytelling! For those who may not know about Iron Viz, it’s the largest data visualization competitions where contenders from around the globe compete for bragging rights and a $10,000 cash prize and $5,000 towards a non-profit ofContinue reading “Getting to Know 2021 Iron Viz Winner, Lisa Trescott!”

A Is For Analytics: A Children’s Book Designed to Create a New Data Literate Generation

Guest post by Jason Thompson, CEO of 33 Sticks. Starting my analytics journey In 2004, I found myself out of a job, scared, worried, not knowing where my next paycheck would come from until a friend reached out to me saying, “hey, do you want to join this small company called Omniture, we do webContinue reading “A Is For Analytics: A Children’s Book Designed to Create a New Data Literate Generation”

Alice Boone McKnight on Blazing a New Career Path with Data

“You can gain so much inspiration from someone’s story; for someone like me who found themselves using data as part of their work unexpectedly, seeing people who didn’t have traditional backgrounds in data analysis or data science helped motivate me to continue the path.”