July 2016 Blog Posts (3)

Going Pro in Data Science

When you're learning data science, you usually practice with nice, clean, pre-packaged data sets and tidy case studies that lead you step-by-step from data collection to cool insights.

But when real life hits, many data scientists have to work with missing or sketchy information extracted from (multiple) sources in the organization. Data science that works is a messy, trial-and-error process of creating and testing hypotheses, gathering evidence, and drawing conclusions.

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Added by Michael Levin on July 31, 2016 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Call for proposals: The O'Reilly Design Conference

O'Reilly has just opened the call for proposals for their second Design Conference, coming to San Francisco March 19–22, 2017. Got something to share with the design community? Think it over and submit your idea by September 7, 2016.
http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/24650

Added by Michael Levin on July 28, 2016 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Enter for a chance to win!

O'Reilly technology conferences help you change your business—and change the world—by bringing you face-to-face with the knowledge of innovators and practitioners. Discover the right conference for you below and enter to win a Platinum pass!

"The O'Reilly conferences are the gold standard for drawing together a critical mass of thought leaders." —Steve Gillmor, CRN

Link: http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/24305

Added by Michael Levin on July 26, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments

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InfoQ Reading List

Presentation: Dealing with Technical Debt in 2021

The panelists discuss how they identify technical debt, how they make room to invest in paying debt down, and how they approach work to minimize future debt.

By Renato Losio, Vatasha White, Kevin Stewart, Marianne Bellotti, Murali Krishna Ramanathan

Katharine Jarmul on Machine Learning at the Edge

At the recent QCon Plus online conference, Katharine Jarmul gave a talk on federated machine learning titled "Machine Learning at the Edge." She covered several federated ML architectures and use cases, discussed pros and cons of federated ML, and presented tips on how to decide whether federated ML is a good solution for a given problem.

By Anthony Alford

Article: Applying Social Leadership to Enhance Collaboration and Nurture Communities

There are many styles and forms of leadership. In this article we explore social leadership. A form of leadership that has helped to challenge views on what leadership truly is and find out what behaviours can help create collaborative cultures and spaces where learning and meaningful engagement matter the most.

By Sathpal Singh

AWS Announces Custom Lenses Feature for Its Well-Architected Framework

Recently, AWS announced AWS Well-Architected Custom Lenses, a new feature of the AWS Well-Architected Tool. With this new feature, customers can bring their own best practices to complement the existing framework based on their industry, operational plans, and internal processes.

By Steef-Jan Wiggers

How to Work Asynchronously as a Remote-First SRE

The core practices for remote work at Netlify are prioritising asynchronous communication, being intentional about our remote community building, and encouraging colleagues to protect their work-life balance. Sustainable remote work starts with sustainable working hours, which includes making yourself “almost” unreachable with clear boundaries and protocols for out of hours contact.

By Ben Linders

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