Another geek joins the data literacy party

In No Category by dlgeek

Hello! And welcome to the world of data literacy with me, Kabir Rab. Who am I, I hear you ask? Well, I am just another data and technology geek who advocates for data literacy, with a specific focus on data literacy for children, something I am very passionate about.

Most of you probably know me as a Qlik Luminary. Asides from that I work as a Solution Architect at Tahola LTD where I primarily focus on helping our clients with data integration to data analytics challenges, helping them to see the untapped values in their data.

Sharing is caring!

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.

This sounds like a cliché, but I am a true believer in sharing knowledge. I like to create a sharing culture around me and with that aim, I started blogging about my experience with data. And through this sharing culture, I met Boris last year, who has the same passion about all things data and is a big data literacy geek at heart.

Shifting Focus

As a Solution Architect, I work with people to understand their business needs and also the technical challenges. That puts me in a unique place where I combine my experience from my background in data analytics and business that helps me to frame my approach of knowing how audiences consume information which is key to having successful data-informed communities.

Working with business users from all backgrounds, I started to see a clear knowledge gap in places. So, over time, I shifted my focus to data literacy to help people better understand the world we live in and help them make informed decisions. My passion for data literacy and the desire to tackle this in the early days of schools lead me to start up Kids in Data with my friend Ross, where we aim to help children learn about data and visualisations through games.

What’s next?

This data literacy geek hopes to share his thoughts on the data literacy topic and the important role that it plays in our lives, in and out of business context. I hope you will stick with me while I find my feet and share my thoughts in this topic and perhaps help our society become a more data literate one.