Wade Wimer received his Masters of Science in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
My name is Wade Wimer. I am a chemist by trade, I went to school for chemistry and I graduated with a Master’s in chemistry. I work for pharmaceutical company, Abbvie, and I help manage their consulting. We’re focusing a lot more on data analysis in my group and I was really interested in being part of kind of that aspect.
I didn’t know too much about the whole industry and so I decided that I would ask some of my colleagues and I would start looking around, and they recommended actually that I should look for bootcamp, something like this exactly. And I looked in the web, looked at all the things that were offered off of those. There’s these several month things, there’s these courses you can take, and I wanted something that was a little more cut down so I can see exactly what it is and see where I want to go and stuff like that. So that’s why I eventually came on Data Science Dojo.
The bootcamp has done a very good job of giving me a really clear background about what the industry is as a whole which is really nice. You know getting idea of what’s out there and then the kind of daunting task now is to go on and like try to go at least in some of those directions.
What I like most is actually the amount of information that was supplied. You know the really clear story about what’s out there really gives a clear vision about what’s going on around it so I think that that’s the greatest value for me.
If you have interest in data analytics in general and have a basic knowledge about statistics and maybe some programming and stuff just come to the Data Science Dojo bootcamp. It’s really good to get the knowledge about the industry and to get a good starting point in moving forward with whatever direction you want to go in.
Wade Wimer – AbbVie
Position: Activity Manager
Education: Masters of Science – Environmental Chemistry
Alma Mater: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign