Life at Rockborne

15 Apr 24
Game Development at Rockborne: How is Python Used?

Just how is Python used in game development? In this blog post, we see the Rockborne consultants put their theory into practice. As the final project in their Python Basics...

Matt Harris
09 Jan 24
Machine Learning in Healthcare: Cancer Detection

Skin cancer is a prevalent and wide-ranging health concern, affecting millions of individuals globally. As with most illnesses, early detection of cancer significantly improves the likelihood of successful treatment. Because...

Max Collins
20 Dec 23
Environmental intelligence for Sustainability: The Fight Against Climate Change

In the face of accelerating climate change, the need for innovative solutions has never been more urgent. Environmental intelligence, specifically in Big data, is emerging as an immensely powerful tool...

Reyhaneh Iravani
18 Dec 23

Meet the team : Hi, I’m Josh and I joined Rockborne in September 2023 as a Senior Growth Manager.   At the beginning of 2021, right after COVID-19, I moved...

Josh Wills
05 Dec 23
The Advancing World of Precision Medicine: AI in Healthcare

AI advancements in healthcare have heralded a new era in patient care. The ever advancing precision medicine is central to this evolution—an approach which acknowledges individual differences in genetics, environment,...

Sofia Basu
05 Dec 23
Presenting Data Visualisations and Insights to Business-Minded Stakeholders

In the world of business today, recording and using data has become essential regardless of the industry you are in. Companies depend on data analysis to make smart decisions that...

Will Archer
04 Dec 23
Demystifying Machine Learning

Machine Learning (ML) often seems like a magical black box, you just give it an input and it knows the output instantly, but how does it actually work? In this...

Max Collins
30 Nov 23
Different ways to prevent overfitting in machine learning: Navigating the Thin Line

In this Article 1. Understanding Overfitting & ways to prevent overfitting in machine learning 2. Cross-Validation 3. Regularisation Techniques 4. Data Augmentation 5. Early Stopping   In the rapidly evolving...

Adam Copestake
23 Nov 23
IoT Remote Monitoring: Creating a DIY Temperature and Humidity Sensor

Introduction   The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a paradigm that refers to networked ‘things’, everyday objects augmented with technologies such as sensors to allow them to seamlessly collect...

Ewan West
21 Nov 23
Data Literacy’s importance within Organisations

In today’s data-driven world, organisations that embrace and leverage data often thrive and stay competitive. Data is no longer just a buzzword; it’s a powerful asset that can drive informed...

Reyhaneh Iravani
30 Oct 23
Web Scraping 101

A web scraper is a tool that accesses html, xml, and more types of code from a given URL so that the user of the scraper can access any part...

William Archer
30 Oct 23
Data Process Mapping for your Organisation

As a company grows larger and larger, inevitably their use of personal data (both internal and external) will also increase. Even if your company makes no retrieval or use of...

William Archer
30 Oct 23
Is Tesco’s Clubcard Loyalty Scheme Too Good to be True?

The current cost of living crisis has been felt in full force across the UK over the past year. No less than a year ago, in October 2022, the inflation...

Ewan West
30 Oct 23
Exploring the Intersection of Biomedical Engineering and Data Science

My aim for this blog is to uncover for you the world of data science within the field of biomedical engineering as I have discovered it through my master’s degree...

Annalisa Smith
26 Oct 23
Sampling Methods to Combat Imbalanced Data in Machine Learning

Imbalanced classes are a common challenge in machine learning where one class in a dataset has significantly fewer instances than the other. This can lead to models that are biased...

Hermione Lamb
26 Oct 23
From Economics to Data: My Journey to a Data Career

Although my university background was not data-focused, I decided to pursue a career in data after graduating—here is the story of how I got where I am today. What sparked...

Reyhaneh Iravani
24 Oct 23
How Streaming Giants Use Your Data to Personalise Your Experience

In the digital age, streaming platforms like Netflix and Spotify have transformed the way we consume content. A personalised user experience is one of the key factors behind their success,...

Christabel Acquah
24 Oct 23
The Role of Data in Healthcare

The healthcare industry has undergone a huge transformation recently, driven by the advancements in technology and the increasing importance of data. As a data professional, I am fascinated by how...

Aayza Sheikh
12 Oct 23
A Deep Dive into Online Content Moderation

According to predictions from the World Economic Forum, the global community is on track to generate an astonishing 400 billion gigabytes of data every day by 2025 – that’s the...

Juliana Eniraiyetan
10 Oct 23
A Beginners Guide to Machine Learning

Machine learning (ML) is a branch of artificial intelligence, where a computer is trained using data and algorithms to help us understand complex concepts and make better decisions. ML uses...

10 Oct 23
Three Useful Technologies for Data Consultants

As a data consultant, my journey through the ever-evolving landscape of data has led me to explore a wide range of tools and applications. Each job can require different tools,...

Miles Davenport
06 Oct 23
Data Analytics in football: How LFC Used Data to Gain the Edge

Liverpool Football Club’s ascent to the pinnacle of English football wasn’t just about passion or luck. Behind the loud roars of the Kop and the ceaseless spirit of their fans,...

Mohammed Dougramaji
06 Oct 23
Data Accessibility Tips: Making Visualisations Colour Blind Friendly

Data analysts often use charts, graphs, and dashboards to help explain complex data relationships or concepts to different stakeholders. While data visualisations can be a useful tool, they can be...

Adam Copestake
03 Oct 23
Consultant Perspective: How I Built my First Web App with Flask

Article overview: Rockborne consultant Max shares their experience diving into the world of web development by creating their first web app with Flask. After completing my training with Rockborne, I...

Max Collins
02 Oct 23
Using AI and ML to Revolutionise Early Breast Cancer Detection

In recent years, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) into the realm of medical science has been nothing short of revolutionary. One of the most promising...

Sofia Basu
02 Oct 23
Data Generation for Deep Fakes: The Art of AI Manipulation in media

Deep fakes — the phenomenon that has emerged through the use of artificial intelligence in media — are both fascinating and concerning. This intriguing but unsettling narrative has emerged in...

Christabel Acquah
28 Sep 23
MEET THE TEAM: Bruna Tessaro

Meet the team : Hi, I’m Bruna and I joined Rockborne in August 2023 as an Associate Data Coach. Rockborne’s mission to bring diverse talent into the data industry speaks...

28 Sep 23
Power BI: The Bridge Between Data & Insights

Interpreting code and its various outputs can be intimidating for those who are not the creators of the code. This is especially true for those who do not have coding...

Miles Davenport
25 Sep 23
A Consultant’s Perspective: Reflecting on a Year Gone By

A Consultant’s Perspective: Reflecting on a Year Gone By Coming from a mathematical background, I’ve always held a keen interest in statistics and data analysis which naturally led me to...

Aayza Sheikh
25 Sep 23
The Importance of Data Science Soft Skills

In the rapidly evolving field of data science, technical skills and knowledge are undoubtedly essential for success. However, it is often overlooked that data science soft skills such as communication,...

Hermione Lamb
18 Sep 23
Unmasking Data Bias in Healthcare

Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) holds immense promise in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. From improving diagnostics to optimising treatment plans, AI has the potential to revolutionise patient care. However, this transformation...

Reyhaneh Iravani
18 Sep 23
The Positive and Negative Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

The Positive and Negative Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force, reshaping industries, and influencing various aspects of our lives. It is a technology...

Harjit Gakhal
23 Aug 23
Finding My Voice: Navigating the Workplace With a Stammer

In a world impatient for words, my stammer has taught me that the most resilient voices often speak in their own time. In our industry, being able to communicate data...

Nicky Bhamra
23 Aug 23
Bridging the Gap: Simplifying Data Knowledge for Effective Collaboration

In our rapidly changing world, technology is advancing at an astonishing pace. Organisations are undertaking more projects to leverage data and technology’s potential. However, this surge in technological activity has...

Frohar Hkimi
23 Aug 23
A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Data Visualisations

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own data visualisations but aren’t sure how, then you’re in the right place. This guide will cover each step, from finding your data...

Ewan West
26 Jul 23
Alteryx, Explained: When (and How) I Use This Platform

Alteryx, released in 2006, is a very powerful piece of software. It can be used for a wide variety of data tasks from advanced data analytics to extract, transform, and...

Ewan West
20 Jul 23
Garnering Data Insights: Sean’s Experience Working on Harnham’s 2023 Salary Guide

Sean Smart joined Rockborne as a data consultant in November 2022. Prior to joining Rockborne, he completed a master’s of Zoology, specialising in macroevolutionary modelling at the University of Lincoln....

19 Jun 23
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace

As a female in STEM from an ethnic minority background, I know firsthand the transformative power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in all settings, particularly within the workplace. DEI...

Aayza Sheikh
07 Jun 23
Data Consultant Insights: My Experience at my One Year Placement

My name is Ruxandra, and I embarked on a journey as a Data Scientist Consultant at one of Rockborne’s biggest clients. My goal coming into the role was to leverage...

Ruxandra Ion
24 May 23
No Data Analyst Degree, No Apprenticeship: My Journey

  No Data Analyst Degree, No Apprenticeship: My Journey Imposter syndrome is a feeling that most of us will experience at some point in our careers. No matter the data...

Miles Davenport
15 May 23
Congrats to our Hays and MCFC Hackathon Finalists!

On March 23, three of our Rockborne consultants – Annalisa Smith, Rachel Nunn, and Matias Sanchez Wilson –  competed in the Hays and Man City Football Club (MCFC) Hackathon. We’re...

11 Apr 23
MEET THE TEAM: Miguel Angel Sanchez Razo

Meet the team : Hi! I’m Miguel, I’m a data enthusiast and my entire career has been centred around the world of data. I’m a Data Coach at Rockborne, a...

13 Feb 23
One month in already…

One Month in: As a recent hire at Rockborne, I have just completed my first month of training as a Graduate Data Consultant. Before joining Rockborne, I had recently graduated...

Lucie Cornwell-Lee
09 Feb 23
My first 3 weeks at Rockborne

My First Three Weeks at Rockborne:   It has been three weeks since I joined Rockborne and I am thoroughly enjoying my experience here.   I have a background in...

Adam Copestake
06 Feb 23

Meet the Rockborne Team:   Hi, I’m Liz and I’ve been working at Rockborne since March 2022. I was one of the first Operations person to be hired, so that...

Liz Needham
18 Nov 22
How data decisions leave trans people behind

Data Decisions for Transpersons:   I’m a new starter at Rockborne, which means I’ve just escaped the brutal process of applying for job after job after job. Not one of...

Ash Pearce
25 Oct 22
Studying non-STEM, nothing to be concerned about

Nothing to be worried about: A bit about myself and some of my anticipations before joining Rockborne:   Before I talk about my experiences to date at Rockborne, I feel...

Kate Brown
20 Oct 22
13 weeks gone in a flash…but the journey doesn’t stop there

13 Weeks have gone in a flash:   Coming from Innovation Engineering, I knew where disruption had its greatest impact and that is data, being exposed to a Big Data...

Byader Hamed
17 Oct 22
Aerospace to data

Aerospace Engineering Degree to Data:   One thing about me is that I have always had a passion for aviation and that led me down the path of completing both...

Merrin Varghese
15 Oct 22
My first 13 weeks at Rockborne

My First 13 Weeks :   Before Rockborne I would like to set out a picture of who I was before Rockborne. I have just finished my exams in my...

Romel Asif Sadequee
13 Oct 22
University got me ready but Rockborne brought it all together with so many new skills

Rockborne brings it all together:   I’ve always been a numbers person, so I chose to study Maths at university and that’s where I first came across working with data....

Tess Reehal
08 Oct 22
My Journey from Niche University interests to the perfect placement

My Journey : Even before university, I was intrigued with two seemingly very distant areas of the sciences: quantum physics and genetics. On one side, you have the study of...

Jonathan Kim
02 Oct 22
How I became a Data Consultant in under 100 Days

The 100 Days:   After graduating with a degree BSc in Economics, I already knew that I wanted to work in the world of data. I was exposed to a...

Andrew Harrison
28 Sep 22
What diversity means at Rockborne

Diversity and Equality at Rockborne: Diversity….it’s such a big topic and feels quite scary to write about, that feeling of saying the right thing, doing the right thing and sometimes...

Amy Foster
18 Sep 22
Forensic Science Course to Data Graduate

Forensic Science Course to Data Analysis:   I graduated in 2022 with a Forensic Science degree, however, I did not want to start a career in that field so after...

Vaishni Nanji
14 Sep 22
My application process at Rockborne

My Application Process: Have you ever wondered what it takes to join Rockborne and become a world-leading data professional? Zaynab Yusuf takes you through their application process and gives us...

Zaynab Yusuf
07 Sep 22
Finally, I found the right one…

The Right One : Everyone knows that when application season begins at the start of the academic year, you tend to be quite particular about where you apply to. You...

Cindy Afriyie
31 Aug 22
My first month at Rockborne

My First month: Coming from a working background, I was initially sceptical about even applying for the role here.   I felt rather underqualified initially but having gone through the interview...

Samih Ul Haq
11 Aug 22
Application process with a difference…

A Process with a Difference:   As a recent university graduate studying Chemistry and Physics, I first heard of Rockborne through a job advert on my universities graduate services and...

Sofia Hassan
02 Aug 22
How I got into data from business management?

How I got into Data: My journey into the world of data began during my time at St Mary’s University studying Business management. It really took off around the time...

Vilson Guraj
24 Jul 22
Introducing the new home of Rockborne: A state-of-the-art training facility

Training Facility: We are delighted to announce the opening of Rockborne’s brand new world-class Data & Analytics training facility. While we may have started on a small scale, training a...

Waseem Ali
05 Jul 22
My application journey

My Application Journey:   I was first told about Rockborne from a friend at university who suggested I should apply through LinkedIn sending a copy of my CV.   After...

Abdul-Hafiz Joarder
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