We data managers come from all walks. Relatively few of us have the title Data Manager or have data management as our primary job duty. It’s almost always an add-on responsibility—a vital role certainly, but one often layered on top of our real jobs. Some of us are software application developers and others are database administrators, data scientists, or business analysts. However, for any given data-centric activity, we are all, at heart and in practice, programmers.