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Day 6 – Life and art combine

Day 6 – Life and art combine

I knew this internship would speed by, but it feels like only yesterday that I was leaving my job and wondering what 'life outside' the government was going to be like. So far is pretty good. Today was really fun. The aim for the day was to get some dash board style...

Day 4 – data, data, acronyms and failure

Day 4 – data, data, acronyms and failure

Today was the end of sprint Two. And it was a bit of a sprint. Things went from rather rosy, to rather not, rather quickly. Which is a lot of rather's. By the end of the day, it is safe to say I didn't complete the sprint which involved using QlikCloud. Despite the oh...

Day 2 – Herding the Data Cats

Day 2 – Herding the Data Cats

I felt distinctly like I was herding cats today trying to not only extract data, but also meaning from World Health Organisation (WHO) data sets. Just as I thought I was heading in a direction, something took off at a tangent. But with some chipping away, and timely...

Day 1 – Information Overload

Day 1 – Information Overload

Where to start? The beginning or the end? The feeling of brain drain, or the buzz of stretched grey matter!
Today was day one working in an eight day internship at the funky orange office that is Optimal BI. I couldn’t be in a space much different to my steady government job I finished just four days ago.