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Where am I now?

I am currently studying Information Technology at Nova Scotia Community College, with a concentration in Database Development.

Where am I going?

"I keep saying the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians. People think I'm joking, but who would've guessed that computer engineers would've been the sexy job of the 1990s?"
- Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, in an interview for McKinsey.

I would love to work in Business Analytics and Data Science, I think it's an amazing growth field. I also have a strong passion for Information Security, and how it can apply to essentially any sector of the IT industry.

I also have a previous Commerce degree, so after five or ten years I could rise into a management position and help direct corporate strategy.

How do I get there?

The short answer is: Hard work.

The long answer is: In my first year, I started programming, learning logic and algorithms through the lens of .NET and Java. I also dusted off my Statistics textbook from my Commerce degree, and started working with things like R and Machine Learning.

In my second year, I entered the Database Development stream, and applied my development skills to the effective use of database systems, as well as progressing in my knowledge of data analytics and data security.