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Data Analytics for Starcraft II

How passion projects can advance your dataviz skillset as well as helping a community you care about

Mina Ozgen

Partner, Aimpoint Digital

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DataVizLive On Demand

Data Analytics for Starcraft II

Mina Ozgen

Partner, Aimpoint Digital

Dataviz passion projects: Data Analytics for Starcraft II

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All too often in the Business Intelligence world we are focussed on business applications and business objectives to the extent of pigeon-holing ourselves and our skills. While community projects set up and hosted by others provide easy participation, they’re rarely topics we feel passionate about.

Start from the other end of the process: find a community objective that you care about, which you can help achieve using your skills, and you’ll find yourself more engaged, having more fun, and learning a lot more.

This is a case study in doing exactly that. Even if video gaming isn’t your own passion, join this session to see how the process of creating your own passion project unfolds, and how the rewards come back twofold.

Join Mina at DataVizLive on 10 November, and get the chance to ask questions and learn more about the work she did in analysing the mechanics of this game. Get advice as well on starting your own passion project, and how to bring your skills to a community you care about.

Data Visualisation Passion Projects: Data Analytics for Starcraft II

Mina Ozgen, Aimpoint Digital


  • Working in BI can lead to a narrowing of your perspective due to a focus on the specific needs of your business
  • Joining other people’s community projects can be less fulfilling than pursuing your own interests
  • How do you justify the time spent on a passion project, and how do you get started?


  • How I got involved with data visualisation/data journalism for Starcraft II
  • How expanding your analytics community and moving outside the bubble exponentially improves your growth as an analyst
  • How pursuing a personal project has led to personal and skills development
  • The challenges of data visualisation usage over the internet


  • How to get involved with a community you are passionate about
  • How to be effective with your after work time in order to pursue personal projects
  • Advice on designing for non-business end users.

TYPE: Presentation

LENGTH: 30min

SCOPE: Tactical, Operational

AUDIENCE: BI, Gaming, Journalism

SKILLS NEEDED: Alteryx, Tableau

EXPERTISE: Intermediate

TAGS: BI, Data Journalism, Data Literacy, Storytelling

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Mina Ozgen

Partner, Aimpoint Digital

Chicago, IL (USA)

Mina Ozgen is a partner and consultant at Aimpoint Digital and an alumni of the Information Lab’s UK Data School program. She was trained by Tableau and Alteryx experts including Zen Masters and ACEs such as Andy Kriebel, Chris Love and Emma Whyte before being deployed on six-month long consultancy engagements for clients such as Boston Consulting Group and Solar Turbines, a Caterpillar Company.
She has consulted for companies across a range of industries and analytic maturities. In her free time, she puts her skills to use for the benefit of the gaming community. At the start of 2019 Mina became a content creator for ROOT Gaming, a professional StarCraft II team. Moving to the US mid-2019, Mina continues to consultant in the analytic space now for US-based clients with Aimpoint Digital primarily in the finance, healthcare and transportation space.
  • Chicago TUG Co-Leader
  • Chicago VizFSG Chapter Lead
  • Multiple VoTDs

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