• The birth of Data engineering

    In 2017 I wanted to create a minor on Business Intelligence (BI). Unfortunately, the mind of my manager was already polluted into thinking BI was just about creating reports. And thus unfit to complement a software engineering program. I disagreed, of course, but there was not persuasion on the horizon. So I decided to rebrand the BI I had envisioned. In my humble opinion BI is so much more than just reporting. In fact: the report is the most boring part of the art. The real mastery is found in creating a solid, robust, audit-able and flexible data environment, that can be used to create reports, but also for analysis,…