I've participated in most aspects of the data science enterprise for more than a decade. I build and deploy websites and databases, some of which have collected millions of data records. I use several programming languages on a daily basis to transform data into a variety of usable formats. I apply statistical modeling techniques to small- and large-scale datasets to make descriptions, inferences and predictions. And, with the help of some great colleagues and friends, most of these data insights eventually get published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.