Hi there πŸ‘‹

My name is Rajen Dharmendra and this site is a collection of recipes, reflections and desultory posts about Data Engineering, analytics and visualisation plus everything else that I fancy to categorise under the ‘analytics’ umbrella. I’m a native of Chennai but since my university days I have lived in Singapore,North-East Africa,Dubai and now in Toronto .

I worked as a Network Engineer, Developer, Cloud Developer and Data Engineer. My main interests lie in both, technical aspects of data engineering (primarily utilising Python and cloud IaaS/PaaS solutions) and on Data-warehouse technologies . On the whole, I am very fond of anything closely or remotely related to data and as long as it can be represented as a string of ones and zeros and then analysed and visualised, you’ve got my attention!

As a data engineer, I am responsible for designing and building the data structures that are used to hold customer information, big data is really how we call it right now.

I work with data scientist and data analysts so I am in the kind of middle, the data scientists define the theoretical components of the system, all the data points that needed to capture, all the information that is needed and I am responsible for designing and building those objects to house that dataset, now the analysts will use the structure that I built to define the reports to do analysis and dig deeper into the information, so it is a little bit of investigative work as well as architectural work about data.

Outside sporadic updates to this site I typically find myself fiddling with data, spending time with my kids or a good book (these days odds are against the book), the gym, or watching a good movie. Please read on and if you find these posts of any interests, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment!

You can reach me @ rajen[at]aavin.dev

Passionate about learning. Dedicated to constantly improve πŸ™‚