Who is behind this site
My name is Jacob Houtman. The Data Alchemist is my personal website about the use of data to create and share insights. Here I do blog about about interesting stuff I discover and think is worth sharing. Besides I use this site as a playground to develop my skills and to show the results of my projects.
I want to make data easy to use and understand for a wide audience. Share data visualizations and together create new insights and discoveries. This is what I like to do and where Data Alchemy stands for. And I do invite you to enjoy and comment the results.
My experience and eduction
I do have quite some experience in what I do call Data Alchemy: use data tot create and share insights. For example in my current profession as Lean Six Sigma professional at a well known Telecommunication and ICT company. Here I use data and facts to create change and improvement: focus on the customers and reduce number of errors.
I did receive a degree as Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Part of my masters thesis was the design and development of a system to present and control the configuration data in various parts of an all optical network. Another example of Data Alchemy. Create visual insights in the state of the network and give user the interactivity to change it.