I’m a junior Data Scientist/Economist/Data Analyst based in London. I’ve recently left my full-time job as an Economist working for an international consultancy and think-tank to give my undivided attention to learning back-end development and API building.
Over the last year and a bit, I’ve been working with various governments and large international agencies including the UN and WFP on all things data and analysis. But I have also had the pleasure of building web apps that aim to provide policymakers with the ability to simulate the benefits and required investment of social protection schemes. I realised that what I really love is making interactive data visualisation and simulation tools that are readily accessible to all. A couple of these are still in the final stages of development but hopefully, I will be able to share them with you soon.
I’d like to do more of these projects, but to do that, I’d need to learn more about backend development, API development and management, and working with live data (a lot of my current experience is with large household and individual level country datasets).
And thus we have this website!
As part of my personal and professional development, I will be documenting everything that I learn. I figured that the best way to do this would be to work through a project (I’m a big believer in learning by doing!). So I will be keeping you posted on two projects:
- Tracking air quality in my London flat over-time (using the PMS7003 air quality sensor and a raspberry pi)
- Creating an interactive tool to allow researchers to demarcate enumeration areas as proposed in this World Bank paper by S. Qader et al 2019 – this one will be a toughie but goodie so watch this space
All blogs/diary entries will be posted in the “Blog” section of this website, but feel free to get in touch by email or LinkedIn.