mode helix
NOW LIVEEmpower your end users with Explorations in Mode.Try it now

Analytics Dispatch 3/29/2021

SaaS data science

NEW TRICKS
Data Science at an Analytics SaaS Startup
Working at a SaaS company was a new challenge for Mode’s Director of Data Science. Here are five key lessons from his past roles in P2P commerce, traditional commerce, gaming, and ad tech that he puts applies to SaaS. - Towards Data Science

START AT THE BEGINNING
Uber’s Journey Toward Better Data Culture From First Principles
It’s not all about scale. - Uber Engineering Blog

FLIP FLOP
Time to Switch?
“A controlled randomized experiment is often seen as a gold standard in experimental research. But in many situations ethical considerations make it impossible to conduct such a ‘real’ experiment... The ‘switching-replication’ design can come to the rescue!” - Reproducible Stats in Education Sciences

DETOX
Reducing Toxicity in Language Models
Many large pre-trained models unavoidably acquire certain toxic behavior and biases from the online data they’re trained on. Here are some ways to limit unsafe and harmful content in the finished product. - Lil’Log

UNDER THE SURFACE
Shootings Never Stopped During the Pandemic: 2020 Was the Deadliest Gun Violence Year in Decades
In 2020, gun violence killed nearly 20,000 Americans, more than any other year in at least two decades. - The Washington Post

decorative particle

Get our weekly data newsletter

Work-related distractions for every data enthusiast.