— In the News —
The data science community is an extremely supportive and inclusive tech community, in part because of the work of the international organization called "R-Ladies." This article in Quartz tells the story of how R-Ladies got started, what they do, and how they've grown to 165 groups around the world.
— Insight —
Every organization has unique needs and considerations but these are worthwhile notes regarding team organization from Pardis Noorzad, a Data Science Manager at Twitter.
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— Tools and Techniques —
Here's the thinking behind NerdWallet's evolving machine learning system. This is a nice example of how a low-cost, custom solution can be built in a fast-paced environment.
In his latest post, Randy Au describes common strategies for making your SQL queries faster. It's a good read for understanding how database queries work in a general sense, which makes it applicable to a variety of database platforms.
Grid studio is a new open-source application that integrates Python with something that looks a lot like a typical spreadsheet. The spreadsheet can be edited directly and grid cells can contain numbers, text or arbitrary functions. It's said to have full Python integration, including libraries such as scikit-learn, numpy and pandas.
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— Resources —
This curated list of awesome open source libraries will help you deploy, monitor, version, scale, and secure your production machine learning. Curated by The Institute for Ethical Machine Learning.
Every product in the Google Cloud family organized and described in <=4 words (with liberal use of hyphens and slashes 😏) by the Google Developer Relations Team.
— Data Viz —
Stunning new project from Nadieh Bremer that shows how Planet's satellite constellations create a full image of Earth's landmass each day from some 600,000 separate images. Along with the design considerations, implementing a visualization that runs seamlessly in a browser like this requires a mastery of multiple skills.
Great post by Jon Schwabish that uses lots of examples to explore the role of animation in data visualization. Jon is the author of the book called "Better Presentations" and he has keen insights into the design of effective visualizations.