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Analytics Dispatch 4/18/2016
Kobe's last shot
Building Thumbtack's data Infrastructure
In this post, Thumbtack data engineer Nate Kupp sheds light on the company's process for evaluating tools to add to their tech stack. It's a goldmine for startups contemplating how to build a sustainable data infrastructure. - Thumbtack Engineering
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The dark side of Guardian comments
To investigate the global rise of online harassment, The Guardian commissioned an analysis of the 70 million comments left on their site since 2006. This is a great example of how you can combine data and anecdotes to create a powerful story. - The Guardian
The Art and Science of Storytelling Through Data at Jawbone
Analysis can be worthless if it's not communicated well. Jawbone data scientist Kirstin Aschbacher shares how she develops a data story that inspires action, from concept to presentation. - Insight Data Science
- Related: Deliver analysis, not charts (Mode)
The Purpose of Platforms in Data Science
How do you scale your data science org without hiring more people? Optimize for technical efficiency. In Uber's case, that means data engineers building self-serve platforms to address specific problems in data scientists' workflows. - Medium
Last week was Kobe Bryant's final game and the beginning of the first round of this season's playoffs. Time for some ballin' visualizations.
- Every shot Kobe Bryant ever took. All 30,699 of them (Los Angeles Times)
- Six Degrees of the NBA: A Social Network Analysis of NBA Players Who Have Played on the Same Team (Fanatics)
Now you can add and edit charts straight from Mode's Report Builder. Check it out!