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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Timestamps:

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