— Insight —
I always look forward to Matt Turck's annual look at the Data and AI ecosystem and this year's post is awesome as always. If you don't have time for a deep dive, start with the "Key Trends in Data Infrastructure" section where he covers things like modern data stacks, shifting job roles, and key opportunities.
This slide deck is one of the most comprehensive resources you'll find about the current state of AI. Explores a variety of topics including AI research, talent supply, commercial applications, and predictions for the coming year. It's dense but it's a very visual deck that's easy to follow.
— Tools and Techniques —
When Crystal Widjaja started at Gojek, their analytics systems were barely off the ground. At the time, the "IT Guy" was running SQL queries and key info was shared via Post-It notes. This is a great step-by-step guide that starts from scratch and shows how Gojek developed a data system that enabled its growth to over 5 million orders per day.
Statistical significance versus practical significance - which do you care about? This is a great thread!
This post is the second in a series on using GitHub for MLOps and data science. In this post, Hamel Husain shows how to use GitHub Actions with the open source project Great Expectations to automatically test, document, and profile your data pipelines as part of your CI workflows.
Dask is great for enabling data science and ML at scale but it doesn't work for everyone. Deployment, in particular, can be tricky for users in large enterprise environments. This post introduces a new product called "Coiled Cloud" that makes Dask easy to use from anywhere.
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The Global Master of Management Analytics from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is a 12-month program that can be taken from anywhere in the world. Master the essential strategies for applying analytics to business needs in this ground-breaking program.
— Data Viz —
Who will win the U.S. Presidential Election? This online Plinko Board lets you drop one ball at a time and compare the uncertainty between The Economist and FiveThirtyEight models. Experience just how uncertain the forecasts really are. Then if you're in the U.S., vote!
— Career —
The stakes change as your career evolves but in general, complacency is career cancer. Here's how to know when it's time for a change.