Tools and Techniques
This is a great article that describes the science behind personalized music recommendations. It starts with a short history of how music recommendation engines have evolved and then explores the three key approaches that have made Spotify so successful. If you've ever been curious about how these engines work, this is a must read!
SoundCloud set out to make their Data Scientists "more effective, happy, and productive" and ended up documenting their process and best practices along the way. Good, practical ideas here.
Here's how Instacart uses Monte Carlo simulations to balance supply and demand in a rapidly growing, high-variance marketplace.
PowerPoint is good for some things but when it comes to code, forget it. Here's a great idea for building aesthetic slides that are responsive, interactive, and let you use markdown to highlight code.