Snap: Programming for everyone

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You took a class in high school or college because you had to. Or because your first choice class was already full. Or because your crush was taking it. But then that class changed your life. Maybe in a small way, where you’re interested in that subject as a hobby now, and maybe in a big way, where that subject is your career now.…

Data First: Never Trust A Dashboard

A friend of mine recently asked me for advice on interviewing a data scientist. We had a fairly lengthy discussion on the topic, but I didn’t feel like I really provided any insight. What I should have said is: “Ask them what they think of dashboards.” Summary tools like dashboards are great. They make it easy for us to consume and extract meaning from large amounts of data. They are…