Building diverse data teams

THIS IS A PROBLEM
Google Employees Say Scientist’s Ouster Was ‘Unprecedented Research Censorship’
Until last Wednesday, Timnit Gebru was a co-lead of the Ethical AI team at Google. She is one of the few Black women working in this field. Her firing brings up an often-raised question: can a company be trusted to hold its technology accountable? - NPR

FOCUS ON INCLUSION
Building Diverse Data Teams
These workshop slides present real strategies for creating inclusion and equity in your hiring process. One way to start? Throw out your referral program and only incentivize referrals for under-represented minorities. - Ayodele Odubela

WRITE IT DOWN
Datasheets for Datasets
“The machine learning community currently has no standardized process for documenting datasets, which can lead to severe consequences in high-stakes domains… [W]e propose that every dataset be accompanied with a datasheet that documents its motivation, composition, collection process, recommended uses, and so on.” - arXiv.org

LONG READ
A ggplot2 Tutorial for Beautiful Plotting in R
Bookmark this immediately. You may never need another ggplot2 tutorial ever again. - Cédric Scherer

LOOKIN’ GOOD
Designing Data Science Tools at Spotify
A product designer explains her process for creating usable, clean tools to help data scientists make sense of Spotify’s millions of users. - Spotify Design


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