Arvel  Miller

Arvel Miller

1598718180

How to Prepare for Business Case Interview as an Analyst?

As a data analyst or data scientist, we not only need to know probabilities and statistics, machine learning algorithms, coding, but most importantly we need to know how to use these techniques to solve any business problems. Most of the time, you will be given a 30–45 min interview with a single data scientist or a hiring manager in which you’ll answer a multifaceted business problem that’s likely related to the organization’s daily work.

When I first started to prepare for the case study interview, I didn’t know there are different types of case studies. The fastest way to be an expert in the case study is to know all the frameworks to solve different kinds of case studies. A case study interview can help the interviewers evaluate if a candidate would be a good fit for the position. Sometimes, they might even ask you a question that they actually encountered. Understanding what the interviewers are looking for can help you better prepare for your answer.

What Are They Looking For During the Interview?

📌 Logical and actionable thinking process

▶️ The interviewers care about your thought process and how you get the solution. If you are able to get the answer without any framework, the interviews might think this might just be your lucky day, and you wouldn’t be able to solve a problem next time.

📌 Adaptability

▶️ Sometimes, if you are heading in the wrong direction, the interviewers might throw you some questions to help you get back on track. If this happens during your interview, you were likely missing something they felt was important.

📌 Confidence

▶️ It’s normal to be nervous during a job interview. However, as an analyst, if you don’t believe in yourself, how can others believe in you?

📌 Clear communication

▶️ As an analyst, the ability to analyze data and interpret your results is very important. Depending on your company, some analysts do need to present their analysis to the stakeholders.

How to Always Get the Answers They’re Looking For

📣 Structure

They want to know if you can take a systematic approach to problem-solving, and that you can describe it clearly. For example, they might ask you: “This month the active user accounts have increased by xx%, can you tell us what’s going on?”

To answer this type of question, you don’t have to have an answer ready right away. What matters the most is your thought process. Don’t tell them any of your guess or assumption immediately. Answer it with a framework. Ask them questions to show that you understand the business.

📣 Comprehensiveness

They want to know if your answers cover all aspects of the problem. For example, they might give you a situation and ask you questions like “How does it look,” “What is the current problem,” “How can we improve,” etc.

There are many ways to answer these types of questions. The key to getting the perfect answer is to be concise and provide a recommendation at the end. Let’s say the Vice-president (VP) of Marketing asks you “How does it look?” in 2 mins, you can answer it by stating what the current goal is, where we are at, how far away we are to the company’s goal, what we are planning to do next to reach the goal (suggestions), and how long it would take for us to get there.

📣 Feasibility

They want to see if your answer is practical and could realistically be implemented. Be more precise; use numbers when possible.

I’ve noticed that a lot of analysts often forget to use numbers to support or back up their points. If you want to let the manager know it’s not possible to reach specific goals based on your calculation, you should use the numbers from your analysis to prove why it. Using numbers can help your suggestions be more convincing and reliable.

📣 Audience

Sometimes, they might ask you to answer a vague question such as “How does it look,” to different people (your manager, the CEO, etc.). This is similar to when a recruiter asks, “Tell me about yourself,” you don’t want to get down to the nitty-gritty of the projects you’ve worked on because your recruiter may be losing interest. On the other hand, the hiring manager might expect you to talk more about your past projects.

This also applies to a case study interview. Knowing who your audience is is significant. If you are talking to the Vice-president (VP) of Sales, he or she might care more about the number of customers. On the contrary, if you are talking to VP of Marketing, he or she might not care about the number of prospects as much as the VP of Sales, and instead, they might care about how to increase response rates and conversion rates.

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Carmen  Grimes

Carmen Grimes

1595491178

Best Electric Bikes and Scooters for Rental Business or Campus Facility

The electric scooter revolution has caught on super-fast taking many cities across the globe by storm. eScooters, a renovated version of old-school scooters now turned into electric vehicles are an environmentally friendly solution to current on-demand commute problems. They work on engines, like cars, enabling short traveling distances without hassle. The result is that these groundbreaking electric machines can now provide faster transport for less — cheaper than Uber and faster than Metro.

Since they are durable, fast, easy to operate and maintain, and are more convenient to park compared to four-wheelers, the eScooters trend has and continues to spike interest as a promising growth area. Several companies and universities are increasingly setting up shop to provide eScooter services realizing a would-be profitable business model and a ready customer base that is university students or residents in need of faster and cheap travel going about their business in school, town, and other surrounding areas.

Electric Scooters Trends and Statistics

In many countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, China, Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico and more, a growing number of eScooter users both locals and tourists can now be seen effortlessly passing lines of drivers stuck in the endless and unmoving traffic.

A recent report by McKinsey revealed that the E-Scooter industry will be worth― $200 billion to $300 billion in the United States, $100 billion to $150 billion in Europe, and $30 billion to $50 billion in China in 2030. The e-Scooter revenue model will also spike and is projected to rise by more than 20% amounting to approximately $5 billion.

And, with a necessity to move people away from high carbon prints, traffic and congestion issues brought about by car-centric transport systems in cities, more and more city planners are developing more bike/scooter lanes and adopting zero-emission plans. This is the force behind the booming electric scooter market and the numbers will only go higher and higher.

Companies that have taken advantage of the growing eScooter trend develop an appthat allows them to provide efficient eScooter services. Such an app enables them to be able to locate bike pick-up and drop points through fully integrated google maps.

List of Best Electric Bikes for Rental Business or Campus Facility 2020:

It’s clear that e scooters will increasingly become more common and the e-scooter business model will continue to grab the attention of manufacturers, investors, entrepreneurs. All this should go ahead with a quest to know what are some of the best electric bikes in the market especially for anyone who would want to get started in the electric bikes/scooters rental business.

We have done a comprehensive list of the best electric bikes! Each bike has been reviewed in depth and includes a full list of specs and a photo.

Billy eBike

mobile-best-electric-bikes-scooters https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enkicycles/billy-were-redefining-joyrides

To start us off is the Billy eBike, a powerful go-anywhere urban electric bike that’s specially designed to offer an exciting ride like no other whether you want to ride to the grocery store, cafe, work or school. The Billy eBike comes in 4 color options – Billy Blue, Polished aluminium, Artic white, and Stealth black.

Price: $2490

Available countries

Available in the USA, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia.This item ships from the USA. Buyers are therefore responsible for any taxes and/or customs duties incurred once it arrives in your country.

Features

  • Control – Ride with confidence with our ultra-wide BMX bars and a hyper-responsive twist throttle.
  • Stealth- Ride like a ninja with our Gates carbon drive that’s as smooth as butter and maintenance-free.
  • Drive – Ride further with our high torque fat bike motor, giving a better climbing performance.
  • Accelerate – Ride quicker with our 20-inch lightweight cutout rims for improved acceleration.
  • Customize – Ride your own way with 5 levels of power control. Each level determines power and speed.
  • Flickable – Ride harder with our BMX /MotoX inspired geometry and lightweight aluminum package

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range per charge: 41 miles (66 km)
  • Maximum Power: 500W
  • Motor type: Fat Bike Motor: Bafang RM G060.500.DC
  • Load capacity: 300lbs (136kg)
  • Battery type: 13.6Ah Samsung lithium-ion,
  • Battery capacity: On/off-bike charging available
  • Weight: w/o batt. 48.5lbs (22kg), w/ batt. 54lbs (24.5kg)
  • Front Suspension: Fully adjustable air shock, preload/compression damping /lockout
  • Rear Suspension: spring, preload adjustment
  • Built-in GPS

Why Should You Buy This?

  • Riding fun and excitement
  • Better climbing ability and faster acceleration.
  • Ride with confidence
  • Billy folds for convenient storage and transportation.
  • Shorty levers connect to disc brakes ensuring you stop on a dime
  • belt drives are maintenance-free and clean (no oil or lubrication needed)

**Who Should Ride Billy? **

Both new and experienced riders

**Where to Buy? **Local distributors or ships from the USA.

Genze 200 series e-Bike

genze-best-electric-bikes-scooters https://www.genze.com/fleet/

Featuring a sleek and lightweight aluminum frame design, the 200-Series ebike takes your riding experience to greater heights. Available in both black and white this ebike comes with a connected app, which allows you to plan activities, map distances and routes while also allowing connections with fellow riders.

Price: $2099.00

Available countries

The Genze 200 series e-Bike is available at GenZe retail locations across the U.S or online via GenZe.com website. Customers from outside the US can ship the product while incurring the relevant charges.

Features

  • 2 Frame Options
  • 2 Sizes
  • Integrated/Removable Battery
  • Throttle and Pedal Assist Ride Modes
  • Integrated LCD Display
  • Connected App
  • 24 month warranty
  • GPS navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 20 mph with throttle
  • Range per charge: 15-18 miles w/ throttle and 30-50 miles w/ pedal assist
  • Charging time: 3.5 hours
  • Motor type: Brushless Rear Hub Motor
  • Gears: Microshift Thumb Shifter
  • Battery type: Removable Samsung 36V, 9.6AH Li-Ion battery pack
  • Battery capacity: 36V and 350 Wh
  • Weight: 46 pounds
  • Derailleur: 8-speed Shimano
  • Brakes: Dual classic
  • Wheels: 26 x 20 inches
  • Frame: 16, and 18 inches
  • Operating Mode: Analog mode 5 levels of Pedal Assist Thrott­le Mode

Norco from eBikestore

norco-best-electric-bikes-scooters https://ebikestore.com/shop/norco-vlt-s2/

The Norco VLT S2 is a front suspension e-Bike with solid components alongside the reliable Bosch Performance Line Power systems that offer precise pedal assistance during any riding situation.

Price: $2,699.00

Available countries

This item is available via the various Norco bikes international distributors.

Features

  • VLT aluminum frame- for stiffness and wheel security.
  • Bosch e-bike system – for their reliability and performance.
  • E-bike components – for added durability.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes – offer riders more stopping power for safety and control at higher speeds.
  • Practical design features – to add convenience and versatility.

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: KMC X9 9spd
  • Motor type: Bosch Active Line
  • Gears: Shimano Altus RD-M2000, SGS, 9 Speed
  • Battery type: Power Pack 400
  • Battery capacity: 396Wh
  • Suspension: SR Suntour suspension fork
  • Frame: Norco VLT, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA Dropouts

Bodo EV

bodo-best-electric-bikes-scootershttp://www.bodoevs.com/bodoev/products_show.asp?product_id=13

Manufactured by Bodo Vehicle Group Limited, the Bodo EV is specially designed for strong power and extraordinary long service to facilitate super amazing rides. The Bodo Vehicle Company is a striking top in electric vehicles brand field in China and across the globe. Their Bodo EV will no doubt provide your riders with high-level riding satisfaction owing to its high-quality design, strength, breaking stability and speed.

Price: $799

Available countries

This item ships from China with buyers bearing the shipping costs and other variables prior to delivery.

Features

  • Reliable
  • Environment friendly
  • Comfortable riding
  • Fashionable
  • Economical
  • Durable – long service life
  • Braking stability
  • LED lighting technology

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 45km/h
  • Range per charge: 50km per person
  • Charging time: 8 hours
  • Maximum Power: 3000W
  • Motor type: Brushless DC Motor
  • Load capacity: 100kg
  • Battery type: Lead-acid battery
  • Battery capacity: 60V 20AH
  • Weight: w/o battery 47kg

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Mikel  Okuneva

Mikel Okuneva

1594395000

The Amazon Business Analyst Interview

The Amazon business analyst job is a mix of technical data interpretation and business acumen. A successful business analyst will move into a career path of product management, analytics management, or business intelligence, all of which require depth as well as width of knowledge.

Responsibilities

  • Own the design, development, and maintenance of ongoing metrics, reports, analyses, and dashboards that monitor and to drive key business decisions.
  • Embed analytics into day to day operations by supporting and translating business inquiries to analytical reports.
  • Build robust operational and business metrics and make them highly visual and consumable across the workplace.
  • Work with cross-functional teams, systems, and vendor data to build reporting systems and utilize metrics to find strong improvement opportunities.

The Business Analyst Interview

The Amazon interview process is extremely consistent across the different teams. Once your resume is shortlisted, the interview starts with a recruiter screening or phone screen with a hiring manager. Then if selected in those initial rounds, you are invited for an interview loop of around 4–5 interviews in the same day. All of the interviews are based on Amazon’s 14 leadership principles to test your competency and may include technical interview questions.

Overall the breakdown in terms of focus in preparation should be mainly on leadership principles, a little bit on database system design, and lastly on actually coding, SQL queries, and product and business cases.

Check out a mock interview of an Amazon business case question.

Based on the level (L3/L4/L5), you will have 4–5 rounds in person. Out of these, there will be a couple of technical rounds and a couple of behavioral rounds. Behavioral rounds will be mostly to judge you on the notorious leadership principles of Amazon.

Amazon Leadership Principles Interview Questions

For Amazon’s leadership behavioral competency interview, the exact phrasing of the question may be different but the central idea remains the same between each leadership principle.

For each leadership principle, remember to craft a story around how you exemplified each one of these principles. For example:

  • Customer Obsession: Took customer feedback and learned from their pain points to build a better product or process.
  • Dive Deep : Solved a complex problem by diving into the issue head first.
  • Bias for Action: Prioritized action and initiative for different projects.
  • Ownership A project where you went beyond the original scope.
  • Earn Trust:Resolving a conflict between different team members and built a good standing relationship with customers.
  • Invent and Simplify:A project where you made a system more efficient.

The interviewer will never state that they’re asking you a leadership principles type question. Yet know exactly how to craft a story that leads to one of the fourteen principles. It’s basically the elephant in the room!

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Sheldon  Grant

Sheldon Grant

1620930180

Ace Your Technical Interviews with These GitHub Repositories

Leverage these repositories to ace your next technical and coding interviews

Getting past the technical and coding interview is not always an easy task for most people.

Lucky for you, there are some amazing resources to help you go through easily and grab that position.

In this article, we will go through some of the best GitHub repositories to help you smash the coding interview.

These collections of repositories are essential in highlighting the different arears to focus on and different topics and questions to expect.

Front-end Developer Interview Questions

This repository is everything that entails frontend development.

Covered content includes:

  • General Questions
  • HTML Questions
  • CSS Questions
  • JS Questions
  • Accessibility Questions (external link)
  • Testing Questions
  • Performance Questions
  • Network Questions
  • Coding Questions

#coding-interviews #technical-interview-tips #programming-interviews #interview-preparation #interview

Carmen  Grimes

Carmen Grimes

1595494844

How to start an electric scooter facility/fleet in a university campus/IT park

Are you leading an organization that has a large campus, e.g., a large university? You are probably thinking of introducing an electric scooter/bicycle fleet on the campus, and why wouldn’t you?

Introducing micro-mobility in your campus with the help of such a fleet would help the people on the campus significantly. People would save money since they don’t need to use a car for a short distance. Your campus will see a drastic reduction in congestion, moreover, its carbon footprint will reduce.

Micro-mobility is relatively new though and you would need help. You would need to select an appropriate fleet of vehicles. The people on your campus would need to find electric scooters or electric bikes for commuting, and you need to provide a solution for this.

To be more specific, you need a short-term electric bike rental app. With such an app, you will be able to easily offer micro-mobility to the people on the campus. We at Devathon have built Autorent exactly for this.

What does Autorent do and how can it help you? How does it enable you to introduce micro-mobility on your campus? We explain these in this article, however, we will touch upon a few basics first.

Micro-mobility: What it is

micro-mobility

You are probably thinking about micro-mobility relatively recently, aren’t you? A few relevant insights about it could help you to better appreciate its importance.

Micro-mobility is a new trend in transportation, and it uses vehicles that are considerably smaller than cars. Electric scooters (e-scooters) and electric bikes (e-bikes) are the most popular forms of micro-mobility, however, there are also e-unicycles and e-skateboards.

You might have already seen e-scooters, which are kick scooters that come with a motor. Thanks to its motor, an e-scooter can achieve a speed of up to 20 km/h. On the other hand, e-bikes are popular in China and Japan, and they come with a motor, and you can reach a speed of 40 km/h.

You obviously can’t use these vehicles for very long commutes, however, what if you need to travel a short distance? Even if you have a reasonable public transport facility in the city, it might not cover the route you need to take. Take the example of a large university campus. Such a campus is often at a considerable distance from the central business district of the city where it’s located. While public transport facilities may serve the central business district, they wouldn’t serve this large campus. Currently, many people drive their cars even for short distances.

As you know, that brings its own set of challenges. Vehicular traffic adds significantly to pollution, moreover, finding a parking spot can be hard in crowded urban districts.

Well, you can reduce your carbon footprint if you use an electric car. However, electric cars are still new, and many countries are still building the necessary infrastructure for them. Your large campus might not have the necessary infrastructure for them either. Presently, electric cars don’t represent a viable option in most geographies.

As a result, you need to buy and maintain a car even if your commute is short. In addition to dealing with parking problems, you need to spend significantly on your car.

All of these factors have combined to make people sit up and think seriously about cars. Many people are now seriously considering whether a car is really the best option even if they have to commute only a short distance.

This is where micro-mobility enters the picture. When you commute a short distance regularly, e-scooters or e-bikes are viable options. You limit your carbon footprints and you cut costs!

Businesses have seen this shift in thinking, and e-scooter companies like Lime and Bird have entered this field in a big way. They let you rent e-scooters by the minute. On the other hand, start-ups like Jump and Lyft have entered the e-bike market.

Think of your campus now! The people there might need to travel short distances within the campus, and e-scooters can really help them.

How micro-mobility can benefit you

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What advantages can you get from micro-mobility? Let’s take a deeper look into this question.

Micro-mobility can offer several advantages to the people on your campus, e.g.:

  • Affordability: Shared e-scooters are cheaper than other mass transportation options. Remember that the people on your campus will use them on a shared basis, and they will pay for their short commutes only. Well, depending on your operating model, you might even let them use shared e-scooters or e-bikes for free!
  • Convenience: Users don’t need to worry about finding parking spots for shared e-scooters since these are small. They can easily travel from point A to point B on your campus with the help of these e-scooters.
  • Environmentally sustainable: Shared e-scooters reduce the carbon footprint, moreover, they decongest the roads. Statistics from the pilot programs in cities like Portland and Denver showimpressive gains around this key aspect.
  • Safety: This one’s obvious, isn’t it? When people on your campus use small e-scooters or e-bikes instead of cars, the problem of overspeeding will disappear. you will see fewer accidents.

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Arvel  Miller

Arvel Miller

1598718180

How to Prepare for Business Case Interview as an Analyst?

As a data analyst or data scientist, we not only need to know probabilities and statistics, machine learning algorithms, coding, but most importantly we need to know how to use these techniques to solve any business problems. Most of the time, you will be given a 30–45 min interview with a single data scientist or a hiring manager in which you’ll answer a multifaceted business problem that’s likely related to the organization’s daily work.

When I first started to prepare for the case study interview, I didn’t know there are different types of case studies. The fastest way to be an expert in the case study is to know all the frameworks to solve different kinds of case studies. A case study interview can help the interviewers evaluate if a candidate would be a good fit for the position. Sometimes, they might even ask you a question that they actually encountered. Understanding what the interviewers are looking for can help you better prepare for your answer.

What Are They Looking For During the Interview?

📌 Logical and actionable thinking process

▶️ The interviewers care about your thought process and how you get the solution. If you are able to get the answer without any framework, the interviews might think this might just be your lucky day, and you wouldn’t be able to solve a problem next time.

📌 Adaptability

▶️ Sometimes, if you are heading in the wrong direction, the interviewers might throw you some questions to help you get back on track. If this happens during your interview, you were likely missing something they felt was important.

📌 Confidence

▶️ It’s normal to be nervous during a job interview. However, as an analyst, if you don’t believe in yourself, how can others believe in you?

📌 Clear communication

▶️ As an analyst, the ability to analyze data and interpret your results is very important. Depending on your company, some analysts do need to present their analysis to the stakeholders.

How to Always Get the Answers They’re Looking For

📣 Structure

They want to know if you can take a systematic approach to problem-solving, and that you can describe it clearly. For example, they might ask you: “This month the active user accounts have increased by xx%, can you tell us what’s going on?”

To answer this type of question, you don’t have to have an answer ready right away. What matters the most is your thought process. Don’t tell them any of your guess or assumption immediately. Answer it with a framework. Ask them questions to show that you understand the business.

📣 Comprehensiveness

They want to know if your answers cover all aspects of the problem. For example, they might give you a situation and ask you questions like “How does it look,” “What is the current problem,” “How can we improve,” etc.

There are many ways to answer these types of questions. The key to getting the perfect answer is to be concise and provide a recommendation at the end. Let’s say the Vice-president (VP) of Marketing asks you “How does it look?” in 2 mins, you can answer it by stating what the current goal is, where we are at, how far away we are to the company’s goal, what we are planning to do next to reach the goal (suggestions), and how long it would take for us to get there.

📣 Feasibility

They want to see if your answer is practical and could realistically be implemented. Be more precise; use numbers when possible.

I’ve noticed that a lot of analysts often forget to use numbers to support or back up their points. If you want to let the manager know it’s not possible to reach specific goals based on your calculation, you should use the numbers from your analysis to prove why it. Using numbers can help your suggestions be more convincing and reliable.

📣 Audience

Sometimes, they might ask you to answer a vague question such as “How does it look,” to different people (your manager, the CEO, etc.). This is similar to when a recruiter asks, “Tell me about yourself,” you don’t want to get down to the nitty-gritty of the projects you’ve worked on because your recruiter may be losing interest. On the other hand, the hiring manager might expect you to talk more about your past projects.

This also applies to a case study interview. Knowing who your audience is is significant. If you are talking to the Vice-president (VP) of Sales, he or she might care more about the number of customers. On the contrary, if you are talking to VP of Marketing, he or she might not care about the number of prospects as much as the VP of Sales, and instead, they might care about how to increase response rates and conversion rates.

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