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Analytics Dispatch 2/21/2022

The economics of data businesses

NEW FROM MODE
Who’s Behind the Numbers? A Conversation with Dr. Angela Baltes – Data Scientist, Informaticist & Senior Research Analyst
In this interview, Dr. Baltes shares how she made her way to data science as an African-American woman on the autism spectrum. - Mode Blog

ECONOMIES OF SCALE
The Economics of Data Businesses
How data businesses start, and how they keep going, and growing, and growing. - Pivotal

ROSETTA STONE OF U.S. CITIES
The Lasting Legacy Of Redlining
“We looked at 138 formerly redlined cities and found most were still segregated — just like they were designed to be.” - FiveThirtyEight

V2
Redesigning Etsy’s Machine Learning Platform
In 2017, Etsy built in-house solutions for their small data science team. In 2020, with a scaled-up team, it was time to cut the cord and make use industry standard tooling and managed solutions such as Google Cloud. - Code as Craft

AUTOMATE ANYTHING?
The Next Billion Programmers
The next product Mode’s Chief Analytics Officer would build? Excel, for everything. - benn.substack

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