Data Quotes The amount of data generated in real time is immense. This has created oceans of data from which companies can derive real business value and make better business decisions. The big data market is predicted to grow by 20% this year, and by 2020, every human is expected to generate 1.7 megabytes (of […]

Springboard analyzed salary information to determine what the typical data analyst salary is, which industry pays most, and how you can maximize your earning potential. People send an average of 188 million emails every minute. We watch 4.5 million YouTube videos and fire off 18.1 million text messages in the same timespan. In fact, we […]

While data analysis is always technical (and sometimes even a little bit repetitive), that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of fun with it. The internet is a treasure trove of valuable information for aspiring data scientists. Playing around with existing online datasets is the best type of practice: not only is it […]

When Brenden Martin launched Joe Coffee, a mobile ordering and rewards app for indie coffee shops, he thought himself more than qualified for the challenge. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Technology Management from Washington State University and years of experience working in Seattle’s coffee scene, Martin anticipated relatively few hurdles in starting a […]

In my posts on data analysis methods and machine learning, I briefly mentioned data cleaning and its importance. Those two articles were not focused on data cleansing, so they were indeed brief mentions. However, the importance of using (relatively) clean data is paramount in machine learning and statistics.   Do We Really Need to Clean […]

For any job in any industry, the interview process can induce major anxiety. That’s especially true for a data analyst interview, when your communication skills and overall fit will be judged by people whose jobs literally are to analyze. Yeesh.  The best way to combat the pre-interview jitters is to prepare yourself. That’s why we’ve […]

So, you want to work with data, but you’re not sure which area of expertise is right for you?  At Springboard, we’ve developed several courses that teach students the skills they need to get jobs in different data-focused roles. Let’s break them down. Data analysts sift through data and provide reports and visualizations to explain […]

Web scraping: it’s used all the time online, yet you may not know what it is. With the internet being a treasure trove of content, web scrapers provide us with the proper tools to extract valuable information from the web’s innumerable pages. This information is then saved as a local file on your computer. The […]