Introducing Visual Explorer, a new tool for data visualization.Learn more

Analytics Dispatch 4/11/2022

The froyo data shop

SELF (SOFT) SERVE
The Froyo Data Shop
Data democratization doesn’t start at data discovery—it starts at data testing and context building. - Sarah’s Newsletter

GET IN LINE
The Most Important Thing to Understand About Queues
“It’s counterintuitive, but once you understand it, you’ll have deeper insight into the behavior not just of CPUs and database thread pools, but also grocery store checkout lines, ticket queues, highways–really just a mind-blowing collection of systems.” - Dan Slimmon

MAGIC UP
Lessons from the COVID Data Wizards
Data dashboards have been an important part of pandemic response and planning. What have their developers learned about communicating science in a crisis? - Nature

MAKING THE LEAP
Transitioning from Academia to Industry
Some thoughts on a strange transformation that a few data folks go through, from the perspective of someone who did it slightly later than most. - Notes from a Data Witch

OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE
We All Have an Audience
We have to bring people outside the data community back into our conversations. The challenge, though, is we can’t just evoke their needs or remind ourselves to think about them—we have to make them our audience. - benn.substack

decorative particle

Get our weekly data newsletter

Work-related distractions for every data enthusiast.