I have a background in electromechanical engineering, and then I pursued additional master’s degrees in computer science. As a kid, I often heard, sometimes ad nauseam, “to measure is to know.” But it’s true. We know things better only by measuring, which means data, now more than ever before in the history of humanity. But with this data comes a huge responsibility: how to handle it with respect for the individual.
That’s why I find an initiative, such as tutorrio, essential. Measuring is solely technology. Measuring with an eye on the amount of data – and therefore on the operational costs and energy consumption – is a mentality. Handling the data with responsibility is an ethical and moral principle. You need all three pillars to become a sound data engineer; currently, not many schools provide this.