Structuring Your Data Science Dream Team

The way you organize your data science team will greatly affect your business’s outcome. This episode discusses different structures for a data science team, as well as top down versus bottom up approaches, how to get data science solutions into production organically, and how to be part of the business while remaining in contact with other data scientists on the team. Mark Lowe: Having lived through small scale, two people

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Best Tableau Dashboard Examples for Better Dashboard Layouts

Tableau has many amazing tools to visually show insight. However, without us crafting a readable chart layouts, it could leave our bosses scratching heads attempting to decipher your dashboard. By following a simple trick shown in the Tabeau Dashboard Examples below, you can start building more readable dashboards today. This design principle is entitled the “The Golden Ratio,” also known as the Fibonacci Sequence. It is a ratio found in

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Develop Your Design Process with Tableau Dashboard Best Practices

When you spend a lot of time building dashboards, you tend to develop an approach or ways that make it easy to create the next one. After a while, you realize there are always ways to improve your design process in general. Today, I will answer share my Tableau dashboard best practices to help you through the whole process. A while ago, I wrote a blog post sharing tips on what makes

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The Hidden World of Data Science in Utilities

David Millar is a man bringing analytical solutions to an industry that historically has had little data. But with the explosion of smart devices, that is all changing, and the way utilities operate is as well. David Millar: The way that electricity markets work is that you have what’s called the day ahead market. And so the day before, let’s say one o’clock tomorrow, markets run, and this is a big optimization

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The Good Fight against Shadow IT

Simeon Schwarz has been walking the data management tightrope for years. In this episode, he helps us see the hidden organizational and economic impacts that come from leading a data management initiative, and how to understand and overcome the inertia, fears, and status quo that hold good data management back. Simeon Schwarz: Fighting against shadow IT . . . you have to find a way to adopt it, you have

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Using Data to Design Tests People Don’t Hate

David Saben is on a mission to make taking tests less painful, and he’s using data to do it. In this episode, he’ll discuss reviving methods developed in 1979 to shorten tests and make them more effective, as well as how to use psychometrics to aid in the design and crafting of an effective test. David Saben: When I see my son who’s 11 years old, spending three days and

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