I'm a Justin. What is that? Look who even knows at this point.

Why do I have a website? Basically because I have a huge amount of energy for maths, stats and programming - the triforce of courage that makes up being a data scientist. I'm lucky enough (and good enough at dropping selective truths in job interviews) to be working as a data scientist and research assistant for a couple of different companies.

As a quick about me - I'm 27, grew up in Brisbane, moved to Melbourne at age 24 to follow a girl that I liked. Would highly recommend it, it's the best decision I've made in my life. She is a much better scientist than I am, so her influence will be all over this blog (and maybe a cheeky guest post or two). As well as being a huge math nerd I also do other things sometimes. A life goal of mine is to meet Skrillex. And get a fresh banger released on Triple J. And get good enough from my adult beginner gymnastics classes to do a backflip. And make a synth with my Raspberry Pi. And live in a house with a retractable roof.

What Will be on This Website?

This website will serve a few purposes for me:

What does ShakaShakaWizrd Mean?

Honestly if you've read this far you probably know more about me than you ever wanted to, so the rest is a power summary of things on my resume for the sake of credibility. Hit my LinkedIn DM's if you like what you see.

Do I Have Any Cred?

My path into data science has not been … direct. And not without (what I thought at the time were) setbacks. I will make a blog post about this one day. But for now if the dates below don’t make sense that’s just because they don’t make sense.

Places I've worked

Queensland University of Technology  Information Analyst  July 2019 - Current
Queensland Treasury  Statistician  Feb 2019 - June 2019
Monash University  Research Assistant  Oct 2017 - Sept 2018
Bupa  Data Scientist  Feb 2018 - Aug 2018
Coles  Analyst  Aug 2017 – Oct 2017
Telstra  Data Analyst  Sep 2016 – Dec 2016
Biarri  Data Analyst  Jan 2015 – Sep 2016
Tanda  Data Analyst  Jun 2014 – Jan 2015

Places I've studied

University of Melbourne  Masters of Business Analytics  Jan 2017 – Jan 2018
University of Queensland  Bachelor of IT  March 2013 – July 2015
University of Queensland  BSc (Extended Mathematics Major)  March 2009 – July 2012

If you have any suggestion about the site, or just want to tell me that you like or hate me, feel free to reach out through any of the ways shown on the front page (so @shakashakawizrd on Twitter or email at justinjcarmody@gmail.com).

And as always - 🤙 🤙 🧙