It was a really positive experience. I started with literally zero SQL knowledge and was a little apprehensive as my teammates knew more than me. However, the Enki coaches were really approachable.
The practise questions were also so helpful. I constantly referred to the course material back and forth, back and forth, as I was answering the questions, familiarizing myself with the syntax and growing my confidence.
I loved my one-on-one time with our instructor, Jonathan. My time with him was always super valuable as I could ask him whatever questions I wanted, no matter how big or small. We did a lot of screen sharing either on his end or on my end, and that was the most helpful part. He was awesome!
I know it sounds so simple, but before Enki I didn’t even understand how to ask our analysts for what I needed half the time, let alone interpret or review it. And now it takes half the time it used to to build complex reports with an analyst because I can sit down with them and say, “OK, I need this and this and this”. The course taught me how to articulate my data requests so I’m able to build reports a lot more quickly.
Before starting Enki I couldn’t even create simple reports on Mode or Looker by myself. Now I can!
It has freed up my time to be able to do other high priority tasks, which is huge. For example, I’ve been running an engagement campaign which I just didn’t have time to work on before. I’m able to deliver more quickly on other parts of my role.
My collaboration with the analysts is so much better as I can understand what they’re saying to me! Also instead of having to bog down my team leader, or ask seven other people, I can now do a lot more things myself. Knowledge of SQL has been a huge time saver on my end and a huge time saver for our analysts. It’s gold that I’m able to communicate with our technical team now.