Chris Hyde: Making a Difference with Data Analytics
Chris Hyde, Data Analytics professional, met with us to share his experience with Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Science. In this discussion Chris shares: Data can make a difference in people’s lives. Increased use of statistics in data science. Programming languages used to query and manipulate data. The importance of a network and building relationships. WATCH Subscribe to Great Tech Pros video on YouTube, Facebook and Apple Podcasts. LISTEN Subscribe to Great Tech Pros podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Questions that Chris answers: [01:33] What does a business intelligence, data analytics and database administration professional do? [03:40] What is the difference between business intelligence and data science? [06:22] How did you start your data career? [08:09] What interesting thing have you learned from data? [10:45] How can people move into a field related to business intelligence or data science? [12:23] What are the top programming/querying languages that you are using? [15:11] How can a full-time employee make the transition to working as an independent consultant? [20:17] What tools/resources have you found helpful in your career? [21:43] What events/conferences do you use to build your network? [23:38] What courses and books do you recommend for new data professionals? [25:09] Where can people find Chris Hyde? [26:14] What kind of projects do you work on? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [29:25] How do you give a customer something that they can manage on their own? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [30:36] Additional recommendations for groups and events to begin building your network in data analytics. (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [32:29] How difficult is your job? Useful Links: The best way to connect with Chris Hyde is on Twitter. He can also be found on Linkedin. Chris Recommends the following books: Learning R by Richard Cotton. R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data by Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund. Think Stats: Exploratory Data Analysis by Allen Downey. Special thanks to the students, alumni and administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the College of DuPage for their help in making this episode a success.