EARL competition winner

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You may remember that we launched a competition last month to celebrate the EARL Conference taking place. The competition was to win a free online training course for a team on either ‘Introduction to R for Analytics’ or ‘Introduction to Python for Analytics’.

We were thrilled to receive lots of brilliant entries and it was difficult to pick a winner. But after much deliberation the chosen winner of the competition is…..

Kirsten McMillan from Dogs Trust! 

Congratulations to Kirsten and her team. The Dogs Trust mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. They are a British animal welfare charity and humane society which specialises in the well-being of dogs. They are the largest dog welfare charity in the United Kingdom, caring for over 15,000 animals each year.

When asked why Kirsten would like to win this training for her team she said:

‘They are all extremely hard working and have proved hugely focused and flexible during the pandemic. They are all dedicated to improving canine welfare, which has become a significant issue during lockdown, due to the increased purchasing of dogs.’

We also asked Kirsten as part of her competition entry what her teams analytical objects are:

‘Our projects are very varied – so our analytical objectives are constantly changing. However, one of our aims is to become the go-to place for all UK dog statistics. Consequently, we are currently focusing on automating the collection, cleaning, and analysis of big data, along with the production of powerful datviz to be made available both internally and externally.’ 

On the team win Kirsten said;

‘We are so pleased and excited to have won this amazing prize! We are very much looking forward to the ‘Introduction to R for Analytics’ training with Mango Solutions, which will undoubtedly help us to help our much-loved dog population!

We are excited to support Dogs Trust move forward with their analytical journey, and perhaps see them present at a future EARL Conference!

EARL is back in 2022 in-person – the conference will be hosted from the 6th to the 8th of September in London. Abstracts will open for talks in January 2022 – sign up here to receive all the latest news.