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BA Conference Speaker Profile – Alex Hambelton, Oregon Lottery 24 February 2016

BA Conference Speaker Profile – Alex Hambelton, Oregon Lottery

Can you share with us what attracted you to a career in analytics?

I actually stumbled into my career when I was still in high school. At the time, I had no idea what I wanted to do or where I was going to continue my education. Fortunately, my dad nudged me to apply for an internship with the Oregon Lottery’s Research Department. He thought it would be a good experience and hopefully give me a clue about what to pursue after graduation. All I knew then was that I was good with numbers – I never thought it would turn into a career. Fast-forward nearly 15 years and I’m as hooked as I’ve ever been. I find there’s so much variety with the analytics field that it’s hard to get bored. There’s always a new project, different ways to look at data, and new analytics tools to explore.

Experiential Learning with Hands-On Labs 23 February 2016

Experiential Learning with Hands-On Labs

Gain the skills needed to solve your own data problems by working alongside the best in the industry! One of the most popular parts of PASS BA Conference, labs are a series of in-depth, interactive sessions delivered by world-class analytics experts.

BA Conference Speaker Profile – Stacia Varga 9 February 2016

BA Conference Speaker Profile – Stacia Varga

Many years ago, I was working for a software company and managed a team of developers that customized our product for select customers. As part of our custom solution, we extracted data into a database so that we could run reports. (I had not heard of business intelligence at that time.) While doing some research to train my staff, I discovered a publication that described cubes and I was intrigued.

More Business Analytics Learning 9 February 2016

More Business Analytics Learning

Looking for BA learning that’s happening now? PASS and its chapters hosts events online and in-person all year-round. Here are some upcoming BA and BI focused events.

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