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<p><strong>I'm a Data Engineer who focuses on the &ldquo;data&rdquo;.</strong></p> <p><strong>I live, work, code and play in Chicago.</strong></p> <p>I've got over 25 years of data ETL, preparation and building analytic and reporting systems.</p> <p>I'm often starting by gathering business requirements and often complex business definitions and converts them into software algorithms and code. Crafting decision portals and solutions that simplify decision making, data exploration and decision support. Usually tasked with research and insights gathering for large volumes of unstructured data to determine its viability and usefulness in the analytic lifecycle of organizations and/or departments. Building useful ETL processes and decision systems are often described as data driven, flexible and scalable. Primarily using SAS and its varied components to solve such problems.</p> <p>I've focused my experience on the &ldquo;data&rdquo;: complex data extraction, cleansing, summarization, visualization and analysis in business environments. And worked on my industry expertise in Insurance, Financial, Tele-comm, Health Research and Marketing as they relate to Business Intelligence solutions and integration. I've worked with numerous types of databases and in large enterprise IT systems. Participated on projects as a SME for SAS/Data as well as lead roles that include management of teams from 3 to 7.</p> <p>I am versed in project methodologies like: Agile, Kanbaan, Scrum. Often mentoring and training others on relevant data governance topics and building or improving code standards and team code best practices.&nbsp; Including using GIT within SAS code/projects.</p> <p>I lead various Local SAS User Groups. The main being: <a href="http://www.wcsug.com" target="_blank">Windy City SAS Users Group</a></p> <p>WCSUG is the Chicago Area SAS User Group with other groups in the metro area. The groups I lead and manage represent about 1.6k users in the greater Chicago Metro Area.</p> <p><strong> I am CEO &nbsp;</strong>at <a href="https://www.code629.com/" target="_blank">code629</a>. An analytics consulting firm for clients with SAS needs.</p> <p>Ways to reach me are:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeketorres/" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> - <a href="https://sasensei.com/user/zeketorres" target="_blank">SASENSEI</a> -&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/zeketorres1" target="_blank">Twitter</a>: zeketorres1</p>
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