No really! I do dream in data! Not always, thankfully, but after a long day of coding, analyzing, and trying to make sense of data, I often have dreams (nightmares?) of code and data frames and moving/shifting/changing numbers. And then when I wake up, if my dreams were productive, I know how to solve that problem that I couldn’t yesterday. And I’m excited to hit it again: code, visualize, analyze, model, craft a story…repeat!
I’m Tyler Byers, and I currently work as a Data Scientist doing energy forecasting for Comverge, Inc in the wonderful city of Denver, Colorado. Ok, my official title is “Software Developer/Machine Learning,” but really 90% of my job involves getting dirty with data, with a little bit left over for writing about my findings and creating some production-level code for integration into the rest of our software.
I have been doing data-related work for all of my career, including internships in college. I graduated from The University of Arizona (Bear Down Wildcats!) with a degree in Engineering Mathematics (NB: that linked catalog year was the closest one I could find to my graduation year; unfortunately the University cut the program after 2008 due to budget constraints). After graduation, I spent almost a decade doing aerospace data analysis, in various forms, for the federal government. In 2015 I was ready for a new challenge and moved to Comverge.
When I’m not hacking on my Mac working on a data problem (or trying to decipher this website stuff!), you might find me: