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Analytics Dispatch 10/30/2017

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Big Data Processing at Spotify: The Road to Scio (Part 1)
Using Scio, a built in-house Scala API, Spotify is able to run the majority of their workloads with a single system, with little operational overhead. - Spotify Labs

Python's strftime directives
This reference for changing date/time formats in Python is so handy that one Twitter user said of its creator: “This person has saved the world a thousand years of human effort. This person deserves a beer.” -

The Four Cringe-Worthy Mistakes Too Many Startups Make with Data
HotelTonight's Chief Data and Strategy Officer shares why you should run your data team like product and think twice before hiring a data scientist. - First Round Review

The Anatomy of a Thousand Typefaces
Say goodbye to endlessly scrolling through the font menu in your word processor. Instead, use this database of typefaces, classified by characteristics like width, spacing, and stroke contrast. - Florian Schulz

New from Mode

How to Job Interview a Data Scientist
Mode CEO Derek Steer explains where most data scientist job interviews fall short and three key criteria for evaluating candidates.

Query Your S3 Data with Amazon Athena and Mode
Query data directly where it lives to create beautiful dashboards, interactive charts, and deliver information to the rest of your organization — fast.

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