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Analytics Dispatch 12/21/2020

Data and its (dis)contents

STAYING ACCOUNTABLE
Mode’s 2020 Diversity Report for Q3
Having an inclusive culture and diverse team is important to us at Mode. To hold ourselves accountable to improve representation at all levels and departments, we’ve committed to publishing our diversity numbers each quarter. - Mode Blog

UNDER THE SURFACE
Data and Its (Dis)contents: A Survey of Dataset Development and Use in Machine Learning Research
“In this paper, we survey the many concerns raised about the way we collect and use data in machine learning and advocate that a more cautious and thorough understanding of data is necessary to address several of the practical and ethical issues of the field.” - arXiv.org

SMASH THE CEILING
One Woman’s Work Using Data Science to Break Down Barriers – and Breaking Down Barriers to Data Science
This profile of Kim Eng Ky highlights examples of how data science can be used for improved social outcomes in both the private and public sector. - The Good AI

MOVING FAST
Giving More Tools to Software Engineers: the Reorganization of the Factory
There’s a lot in here that applies to data scientist productivity too. - Erik Bernhardsson

STUDY UP
Where to Go Next to Level Up Your R Skills
This thread has a lot of great suggestions for R tutorials and courses to build your skillset. - Jenny Richmond

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