Session: Hacking Your Vacation: Using Data Science For Fun
Data can be powerful, meaningful, AND fun. Making data-driven decisions can level up your family vacation from awful to awesome. In this session, attendees will walk through a specific example showing how to analyze various data sources to avoid crowds, save money, and piece together a Disney World vacation that's more enjoyable for everyone. By walking through this process, attendees will learn the three keys to approaching data science problems: set goals, identify data sources, and then use results to get curious and ask more questions!
- Data doesn't have to be stuffy - it can be powerful and meaningful while still being fun.
- Data isn't just for business. You can use data in real life too!
- Data science doesn't have to be incomprehensible. Break it down into easy steps to solve problems in a repeatable way!
Becky Gandillon is the Practice Lead for Data & Analytics for Centric Consulting in St. Louis, and she specializes in data storytelling, data strategy and visualization. She is a big Disney nerd that spends some of her free time analyzing and predicting crowd patterns at Disney World. She’s a crazy blogger type, with over 90 blog posts about Disney data in the past year. Most importantly, she’s a mom to two intelligent and strong-willed redheaded girls, who are 6 and 3.