Analyst Group ExperienceS (AGES)

AGES is a collaborative community where analysts can develop outside of the organization they work in. Group collaboration allows participants to observe and learn from others in the group, receive valuable feedback, and benefit from social interactions with a trusted small group of peers and a group mentor, as well as a broader community of colleagues. AGES has the major goal of helping participants to develop into the most effective analysts they can be, or to better understand analysts within their organization. Through AGES, I hope to build a community of trust, respect, and expertise in which participants can further mature.

The goal of AGES is to create a safe space outside of the work environment for analysts and operators to come together with peers and share ideas, challenges, best practices, etc. with a trusted, vetted community in order to grow and develop into the most effective analyst each of us can be.

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The SUN also rises… (a peek into Gate 15)

I get asked a lot of questions about Gate 15, like, “what does Gate 15 mean?” (see here – Gate 15: What’s in a Name?
– for that answer). I also get a lot of questions about two other areas. One of those is about the SUN, our free daily online paper. The other is about our business model, as a for-profit vs. a non-profit. So, let me explain those briefly.

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