Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background with data science.
I graduated from Ibmec in 2003, and then went to work in banking, real estate and finally, my own e-commerce site. But Brazil was hit particularly hard by the worldwide financial crisis of the late 2000s, and I decided it would be smart to learn something new to ensure my career would continue. So, I went back to school at FGV, pursuing an MBA with a focus on Big Data. While at FGV, one of my classes made use of R, which I hadn't used before. A classmate told me about DataCamp, so I started the Intro to R course. I've been a member ever since.