Our world is now becoming more and more data driven, but what do we do with it all? Enter the field of ✨data analytics✨!! In this episode of the Echo podcast, Subrat and Michael sit down with Vincey Au from Canva to discuss:
- What even is data analytics??? 🙃
- The skills 🧠 you need to grind 💪 to become a data analyst
- Life and culture at Canva 🎨
- Breaking into the industry
- And more!! 🔥 🔥 🔥
Note: This episode was recorded in 2021 during the Covid-19 lockdowns.
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00:00 - Intro
00:56 - What is data analytics, ELI5
03:32 - A/B testing at Canva & dark analytics
05:32 - Data analytics vs. engineering vs. science vs. analytics engineering vs. marketing analytics
07:14 - Coding background give you a head start?
08:33 - Involvement of AI, ML, etc.
09:24 - Analytics Engineering
12:26 - Personal background
17:50 - Volunteering & developing soft skills
18:12 - Gender disparity
19:20 - More on volunteering
21:47 - Internships
24:15 - Working at Canva
35:40 - Changes with COVID
38:27 - Advice on breaking into industry
41:02 - Side note on Red Tape
42:32 - Future goals/plans
44:06 - Outro