Common-Sense Baselines. Hawaii. Data Engineering. Getting Hired. Predicting Churn. [DSR #120]

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Common-Sense Baselines. Hawaii. Data Engineering. Getting Hired. Predicting Churn. [DSR #120]
By Tristan Handy • Issue #120 • View online
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Max Woolf
So here's my postmortem after hunting for a data science job.
10:45 AM - 10 Jan 2018
Max Woolf landed a job as a data scientist at BuzzFeed and weighs in on how his search went. 10-tweet stream; highly relevant if somewhat discouraging.
(Aside: very cool that Revue now has this awesome tweet embed. Forward along relevant tweets and I’ll include them!)
Square Off: Machine Learning Libraries
Data viz of the week
Sorry for the slightly NSFW topic, but this was the data viz of the week this past week. Pornhub released its traffic stats (safe link!) for the period immediately surrounding Hawaii’s false alarm emergency alert.
There is plenty of amusement to be had out of this chart and I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on that front. I only want to point out that this chart is absolutely made by the annotations: the times at the bottom, the callouts for high and low points, and the “!” icon on the X axis. These callouts help the reader immediately key on on the narrative.
If you’re an analyst: use annotations to add context and tell your story. If you work at a BI company and your product doesn’t support annotations: add them.
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