“Counting Stuff” is about quantitative work, with a big focus on the mundane but very important work of data collection, cleaning, and research methodology. There’ll also be frequent forays into technical topics, especially those that are important to understand when … counting stuff.
But expect the occasional poke at topics that are tech-adjacent and just plain interesting and nerdy.
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I’m Randy Au, currently working as a Quantitative UX Researcher at a large tech company, and have spent many a year in the trenches as a data analyst from before “Data Science” became the hot stuff of the 2010’s.
Outside of data, I spend much of my time on cooking, translation, and photography. Going down tech rabbit holes is a very common occurrence.
I like having conversations on Twitter with other data folk, so feel free to strike up a conversation! DMs and such are also open if you want to ask questions (which, with permission, I might sometimes adapt (read: anonymize and expand) into full-sized posts).
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