Now that I understand everything around SQL, it's easier to do research on my own. I feel empowered to be able to answer my own questions more often.

Marina Hydeman
Teacher Success Lead

Outschool.com

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 50 - 100 employees
  • Education

Marina Hydeman

What interested you in learning SQL?

There's a lot of strategic work that goes into my role as we’re moving teachers through their teaching journey and giving them strategic advice. Data plays a big part in that. I figured I could keep bothering our data team for help or I could figure out how to do it myself! Basically, I wanted to learn SQL so I could take some of the load off our data analysts, make sure we're being reactive to the marketplace, and supporting our teachers most effectively.

What was your experience with EnkiCamp like?

First of all, I thought our instructor was awesome. She was extremely responsive and was even happy to help with my weirder queries. I really enjoyed the gamification of the learning process, it was super engaging. It was also really helpful to have the slack space in the background supporting me as I went through each day’s lesson.

How has the EnkiCamp course improved your communication with others in the team?

It has definitely had a major impact on how I communicate with the more senior strategic members of the team. Now I’m able to say “I think we should do X, because the data is telling us Y”. Knowing how to use data to back myself up has been a major confidence booster.

How has learning SQL impacted your work overall?

I think it's been really, really valuable; I feel way more confident looking things up. Before I would go to these websites with all of this technical jargon and it would just be these notations that I didn't understand, burying the answer I was looking for. Now that I understand everything around SQL, it's easier to do research on my own. I feel empowered to be able to answer my own questions more often.

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