I recently came across Tim Ford’s (B|T) challenge to the technical blogging community. The challenge is to write one introductory level blog per month for the community.
A simple statement with a profound substance to it. How many times do you and I take for granted the knowledge we have and share both privately and socially on a daily basis?
More recently, I was approached with a question along these lines that I interpreted to be simplistic in form. The data professional however was sincere and it made me realize that there are still a lot of gaps to bridge…..and more so, who am I to judge what is simplistic or not?
It’s time to set ego’s aside and the game of “can you top this” with our knowledge and continue to bridge these types of gaps amongst members in our community and beyond.
No question is a “dumb” question for it is how we learn and grow as professionals. To the new community member or data professional keep asking those questions and being ambitious.
A huge thank you to Tim for bringing this challenge more to the forefront; it is something I, myself, have taken for granted. It was an eye-opening experience to know where I came from, where I am now, and where I want to go. May we never stop learning and sharing.
Please allow me to be a little bit different here.
I think we can all agree that to generate simple content is far more easier than advanced content, and as such, it is already easy for people to find “[ABC] tutorial” everywhere, but to advance people’s knowledge and even the authors’ knowledge, we really need to do more R&D and write more advanced topics. This is not only good to the community but also to authors.
I am not meaning that basics content is not important, I just want to address that advanced topic is for more scarce and limited compared with basics.