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Analytics Dispatch 11/29/2021

Africa’s rising cities

URBAN EXPLOSION
Africa’s Rising Cities
By 2100, the 38 of the world’s 100 biggest cities will be in Africa. - The Washington Post

START FROM THE BEGINNING
Transformers from Scratch
If you've always wondered how transformers work but know nothing about machine learning, here's a peek behind the curtain. - Brandon Rohrer

TANGLED WEB
What Is a Spider Chart?
A nice deep dive into a chart type to try the next time you need to display data across several unique dimensions. - Storytelling With Data

UPS AND DOWNS
UK Boosted by Third-jab Success as Infections Surge in Much of Europe
This is just some really excellent data journalism at work. The accompanying Twitter thread is worth a read too. - Financial Times

THE TREADMILL AT THE TOP
The Missing Analytics Executive
We should redefine the role of the chief data officer. For our companies, for our careers, and for ourselves. - benn.substack

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