Haley and Data Dreamer

If you’re interested in all things Data, Haley is your girl – she loves telling stories with numbers and extracting insights out of data. She shares her passion, tips on learning data science and valuable advice on wellbeing in the tech world on her social media – follow this awesome girl for all of that goodness!

Follow Haley on social media and learn about her story below!

About Haley

I’m a 22-year-old California girl who has a (barely healthy) obsession with data. When I’m not crunching numbers and drawing pretty pictures to tell stories about them, I love to go hiking, practice yoga, play board games, kick the soccer ball around, thrift shop, or try new restaurants. I’ve always considered myself a quiet introvert who works in the shadows – but this past year, I’ve tried to push myself out of my comfort zone and use my voice to empower others around me.

How did you get into tech?

When I got to college, I was introduced to the field of Computer Science and discovered how powerful computer science was and how the field held so much opportunity. When I was first introduced to the concept of data, I was so intrigued by how it was stored and where it was stored. I worked as a software developer for over a year before having an “aha!” moment once again – I could bring back that love for numbers and combine it with my programming skills to work in the fascinating world of DATA! Now, I work as a data analyst with a focus on consumer finance, and although I use much of what I learned as a developer, I am constantly self-studying to sharpen my skills and make myself a better analyst.

What languages/technologies do you have the most experience in?

SQL, Python.

What are you currently learning/practising?

Advanced Data Analysis in Python.

What are your favourite resources to learn/stay updated on tech?

DataCamp, Medium (especially Towards Data Science), Udemy, Instagram.

What would people learn about by following you?

Data Analysis, Data Science, Data Visualization, Balancing Work and Life, Self-Learning Tips, Yoga, How To Help Empower Women In STEM.

What inspired you to start sharing your experiences on social media?

Every class I took in college was predominantly with men. Every meeting I sat through at work was with men. Every course I take online is taught by men. I had no one to relate to in this field who looks like me or understands how hard it is to have your voice heard. So I hit the internet to try to find more women like me!

How can we get in touch with you?

Feel free to reach out to me through my contact form on my website datadreamer.io 🙂

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iPhone or Android?

iPhone

Dogs or cats?

I LOVE DEM ALL

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

Strawberry

What’s the next place you want to travel to?

Yellowstone National Park or Lake Tahoe.

How many hours of sleep do you need to get to feel like yourself?

8

What is your superpower?

Memorizing every word to every song I’ve ever heard.

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