The future’s so bright for analytics

…that we have to wear shades! Shout out to the staff for giving us all sweet sunglasses to enjoy an outdoor lunch!

Actually, I’ve decided that this post is going to be completely dedicated to shout outs.

Shout out #2 to informs for hosting such a well run conference. I’ve been to other conferences, but this one definitely catches the wave!

Shout out #3 to all of the people attending! I’ve learned that it’s not so much about what you’re doing, but who you’re with that really matters. Despite everyone else having a higher education level and greater work successes than yours truly (I just graduated and have about 9 months of experience in industry thus far), everyone is very approachable and laid back. I feel like I can just walk up to a stranger and start talking about, well, just about anything…and I’ve done exactly that!

Shout out to Juan and Anirudha from BNSF Railways and Brad from SAS for chatting with me at the welcome reception last night about your current projects and life in general. If it weren’t for the chocolate fondue, who knows how long we would’ve chatted. Sorry fellas, but there’s no stopping me and chocolate!

Some final shout outs to Andy Boyd and Alan Briggs for taking their time to participate in “coffee with a member.” I was able to learn not just about informs, but gain career advice as well. “If you want something, go after it!”

On that note, I’m off to some more conference presentations. Stay tuned this evening for a recap of my Monday adventures!