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“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” — Arthur Conan Doyle as Sherlock Holmes

In my previous article I touched briefly on the importance of data driven decision making, you can find that article HERE.

Now if you’re like me terms like big data, data science and analytics dominate your news feed. If you follow technology or are in the job market and spend any time on linkedIn you have surely come across the term “#datadriven”- does this confirm importance? Considering…


Author’s note: this piece is not investment advice; it is provided for entertainment and educational purposes only.

I’m sure you made the same assumption as me — no modern application would be so disjoint to allow different functionality from UI vs APi, that no major player would restrict functionality by simply disabling a button or throwing up an error BEFORE the underlying buy functionality (API) was triggered.

Well, unfortunately, you’d be surprised how many times I’ve seen functionality restrictions and security measures limited **only** to the user interface; we’re talking Enterprise applications from companies with billion-dollar valuations. The reality is…


Use the power of code and data science to retroactively analyze the soaring stock

Editor’s note: this piece is not investment advice; it is provided for entertainment and educational purposes only.

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I am sure you are all aware of the recent events with regard to the astronomical rise in GameStop stock prices; no matter where you land on the matter, the reality is that a whole lot of people are richer — or poorer — today than they were a week ago.

If you’ve been able to avoid the social media s#!% storm and subsequent news coverage, no worries… Reddit was essentially weaponized as a means to coordinate a short squeeze against Wall Street…


Some years ago, as I neared the end of the computer science accreditation I was lucky enough to interview for a BI Analyst position with a leading social media management company based in my home city of Vancouver, Canada — I’m sure you can figure out ‘WHOOO’.

The interview was for an intermediate Business Intelligence Analyst and, not having any experience but a keen interest in the topic I thought, “Hey, why not!?” …


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As with anything we’ll need a bit of context: I am a graduate of what I have found to be two extremely complimentary fields of study, Business Administration and Computer Science. I have nearly 7 years experience in Software development, the most recent of which I spent as Manager, Quality Engineering. My story starts as a Jr. Software Development Engineer in Test and ends with Director level responsibility on several industry leading projects of immense scale and complexity. I have been relocated internationally to engage a flagship product for an organization with a valuation in the billions. …

Parker Ferguson

Quality Engineering Manager interested in all things Code, Cloud, Data & Crypto.

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