Computer science professional with 16 years experience, now re-focusing on part-time masters degree along with further study modules to firm up my knowledge and skill-sets in medical research. This is a new career direction to find new challenges now rare after 16 years programming software and web systems. I found a love of medical research tools applying my data-mining experience to online platforms to turn sufferers into citizen scientists providing detailed life-profiles made into open data-sets for researchers - including storage of genome sequence files to test reception of volunteers being invited to pay for their own genome sequencing to maximise research assistance into their own condition (500 participant trial already completed..now working on V4 for public offering 100% non-profit and 100% open anonymous data to contribute maximum research value. I'm already on the John Hopkins data-science specialism track to prepare me for deeper master degree study this year along with support courses in clinical trial protocols and other useful health-research application knowledge.
I've very curious and creative and love research. In 1997 as a school leaver I was given a computerised psychometric test to suggest best future career choices based my aptitude and personality which didn't even include my existing interest and coding skills thanks to the early mentoring of a programming geeky dad. It gave me two suggestions - computer programmer or private detective. I'm pretty sure if data-science was a recognised skill back then it would have been the third suggestion!
Hi Darryl, I read a blog post you recently posted on here, and I thought I'd reach out.
I am a data scientist and web developer who runs his own operation. Im a couple years in, and I already love it [and so do my clients ;) ]. Would you be interested in picking up a conversation over email?
I tried to add you on LinkedIn but it looks like your invites are locked down: linkedin.com/in/nickeleres