26 October 2017


Rick Pack talks with Dave Rael about using data to inform decisions, learning from mistakes, broad interests, and applying lessons

Rick Pack is a data scientist who enjoys running in master's track meets and volunteering through chess mentorship. He programs primarily in R and SQL although he has dabbled in F# and Excel VBA, and primarily used SAS for 7 years, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry as a statistical programmer. His energetic home includes an energetic wife and dog (goldendoodle). His data science work is currently focused on a value-based healthcare initiative. He also continues to work on an R package called fbadstats to assist with analyzing one's Facebook advertising efforts.

Rick's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Understand requirements
  2. Have the courage to offer ideas, even if they differ from the given requirements - also know that unrealistic timelines are not final
  3. Take care of your mental health

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