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Wrapping things up

by on April 24, 2013

I knew I wanted to learn coding and web design since my undergrad career. However, I had no idea I would learn as much as I have in such a short period of time. The advanced class is a lot different then what I expected. I didn’t realize how much information is out there, which is kind of silly since everything is online. I’ve learned a lot in the past semester including how to get data from the web and how to visualize the data you find. I never realized how many elements actually go into this process and how difficult it is to actually produce a visually appealing data visualization. It has helped me respect those journalists at institutions like The New York Times and The Guardian who are producing such beautiful portrayals of data. I am sure that continued practice will help build these skills and the more I am able to play around with data the more comfortable I will get with turning it into something amazing.

I do believe that having these skills are important and can set me apart from many job candidates now days. However, expanding on these skills will give me even more of a push. I know there is a lot more to learn, I wouldn’t really consider myself a developer but from my current job I know that it is still important to  have the knowledge of these skills in order to better project manage.

As far as expanding on my skills, I   want to get involved with different meet-ups around Austin in order to gain more experience and meet more people who are interested in the same things I am. I also plan on staying up to date by following the latest online articles surrounding anything and everything technology. I would love to continue going to SXSW and other relative conferences.

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