We have had many new faces join us early in 2020, and the trend continues with our newest hire, Jack Boylan. Jack is a Data Scientist, and will be working with our technical team in Dublin. He hails from nearby County Louth, Ireland.
We sat down with Jack to have a chat and learn more about him and his new role at Iconic.
Hi Jack, welcome to Iconic! Could you tell us a bit about yourself and where you are from?
Hi! I’m a 3rd Year Dublin City University (DCU) student from County Louth. I am studying Data Science, and as part of our Integrated Training (INTRA) programme, I have the opportunity to gain real world work experience. Iconic stood out as a great place to use the skills I’ve learned so far, and I’m very excited to be here!
Describe the activities you’ll be working on:
I have been brought on board as a Data Scientist to assist in a large translation project involving millions of documents and 8 languages. I will get to work alongside the technical team and get a closer look at how small dynamic teams create and execute solutions at scale.
What is your favorite aspect about being a Data Scientist?
My favourite thing about being a Data Scientist is the ability to use information to make real world changes. We all generate huge amounts of data every day, which, if used correctly, can greatly improve our quality of life. I also love the fact that this industry is relatively new and rapidly growing, so there is always a new and fascinating use case around the corner.
What attracted you to Iconic?
Many positions offered to us for INTRA were with large corporations, where you would simply be another “cog” in an already existing process. Iconic jumped out at me as it was the complete opposite – here, we are a focused team doing something that has never been accomplished at such size and scale. That may mean encountering more challenges, but that’s what makes it interesting!
What are your hobbies and interests?
I’m a very keen runner! I’m on an Athletics Scholarship with DCU and I am a member of Dublin Track Club. This means that I have to train every day – rain, hail or shine! But I don’t mind because I love the outdoors, and the routine gives me a structure that I don’t think I would otherwise have. When I’m not running I’m usually meeting up with friends, listening to music or watching Netflix.