Another great post from dbt user @scottb. In it, he walks you through how to build a “brain trust”: a group of people with whom you can collaborate on tricky data problems. This is something he’s quite good at—Scott has become one of the more connected folks in the NYC data scene.
This is something I’ve spent a lot of time working on as well, and I’m always surprised at just how few data people actually spend any time and energy cultivating these relationships. They can sometimes be the single biggest tool in your belt when solving a tough problem.