I work at a company that makes data pipelines and I like to tinker, so when I came across a deficiency in Garmin’s reporting, I decided to see if I could build a basic pipeline stack that would deliver the analysis I was looking for.
I’ll admit from the outset that my solution is overkill for the problem—I could have easily used vLookups in a spreadsheet to get the answer. That wasn’t the point, though. I had the itch to build something and wanted to try out some new RudderStack features and other data tools. (RudderStack is the company where I work.)
The result has been more helpful than I thought it would be and opens up many more possibilities for deeper analytics, so I wanted to write about the process both to document the project and for the off-chance that some other data-savvy Garmin users wanted to try to replicate it (and hopefully help iron out some of the bugs).
This is the story of my little pipeline project and why I built it.Continue reading A pipeline stack for deeper analysis of Garmin data