GOOD READS

Articles from folks and publications I follow in the Data & Analytics space

15 DATA EXPLORATION TECHNIQUES TO GO FROM DATA TO INSIGHTS

March 21, 2020

Author(s)

Pranay Dave

Publication

Towards Data Science

A great article to remind us of how we can look at simple data sets to understand them. This is one of the first steps in creating ML models.

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DROP'S DATA LAKE

March 15, 2020

Author(s)

Michael Chau

Publication

Medium

This is how I learned to create solutions in the real world. Take an architecture and find out the decisions behind it. Thank you Michael.

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THE HOUSTON ASTROS AND THE ETHICAL USE OF DATA AND ANALYTICS

March 16, 2020

Author(s)

Tom Davenport

Publication

Forbes

Ethics is becoming important in the use of analytics.

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WHY DATA SCIENCE NEEDS PRODUCT MANAGERS

March 7, 2020

Author(s)

Nick Stager

Publication

Medium

Interesting take on how to improve the percentage of AI initiatives that will generate business value.

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BERT EXPLAINED: STATE OF THE ART LANGUAGE MODEL FOR NLP

March 2, 2020

Author(s)

Rani Horev

Publication

Towards Data Science

BERT is undoubtedly a breakthrough in the use of Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing. The fact that it’s approachable and allows fast fine-tuning will likely allow a wide range of practical applications in the future.

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AWS & SNOWFLAKE VS GCP: HOW DO THEY STACK UP WHEN BUILDING A DATA PLATFORM?

February 27, 2020

Author(s)

Stefano Solimito

Publication

Medium

An excellent, in-depth article dealing with some of my favourite technologies. If anything, it highlights the considerations to keep in mind when choosing a data platform.

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AN EMERGING CONSENSUS AMONG CHIEF DATA OFFICERS

February 26, 2020

Author(s)

Tom Davenport

Publication

Forbes

A follow up on Tom Davenport's and Randy Bean's article in HBR, from three weeks ago, about how the CDO may have too much to do.

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THE RISE OF DATAOPS (OUT OF THE ASHES OF DATA GOVERNANCE)

February 26, 2020

Author(s)

Ryan Gross

Publication

Medium

To get a sense of what you will read here, here are two quotes and two technologies. Enjoy! “With Machine Learning, your data writes the code.” “Data pipelines are simply compilers that use data as the source code.” Palantir Foundry and Databricks' Delta Lake.

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3 DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR ENGINEERING DATA

February 25, 2020

Author(s)

Jiaqi Liu

Publication

The Button Blog

Data Engineering has evolved from just ETL. Successful teams need to know how to abstract, generalize, and create long-lasting solutions. And that involves coming up with core principles that guide your design practices. I found this article which offers three such important principles.

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THE NEW BUSINESS OF AI (AND HOW IT’S DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL SOFTWARE)

February 22, 2020

Author(s)

Martin Casado and Matt Bornstein

Publication

Andreessen Horowitz

These guys invest in the coolest startups and AI is squarely an area they care about. Here is their perspective on the market and what AI means to...the world.

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DATA SCIENTISTS AND FEATURE TEAMS : A BROTHER-SISTER-LIKE RELATIONSHIP

February 20, 2020

Author(s)

Etienne Desbrières @ ManoMano

Publication

Medium

Medium is a great place for information. Here is an article on the important subject of how to organize teams to leverage data science. Features are KPI's or values that can be fed into an algorithm. Feature teams are sometimes referred to as data engineering teams. Collaboration with the data scientist teams is paramount.

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10 ANALYTICS AND AI STARTUPS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

February 20, 2020

Author(s)

Cynthia Harvey

Publication

Information Week

I really don't like the way this article is presented - to maximize ad serving. Still, these data science tools are hot, hot, hot. If you are trying to extend the reach of data science and AI in your organization, this list is a great place to start with the tech portion.

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