Committing To Documentation Can Change Your (Work) Life: The GitLab Data Team's Approach

While in San Francisco last month, I had the honor of presenting at the dbt Community meetup. My talk was titled “Committing To Documentation Can Change Your (Work) Life: The GitLab Data Team’s Approach”. The abstract: When we talk about documentation there is an inevitable groan. In this talk, Emilie Schario of GitLab will share how the team’s commitment to documentation has supported headcount 5x-ing in less than a year. [Read More]

Words of Wisdom from the Women in Analytics Conference

When I first got wind of Facebook’s Women in Analytics Conference a couple of months ago, I got really excited. I had already made plans to attend Data Council (formerly DataEngConf) in SF that week, so extending the stay made this a much more affordable marginal expense. This was the first event I’d ever heard specifically for women in data. While I’m really proud of my success in building an extensive professional network through the internet, it is certainly not a diverse network. [Read More]

Things I Learned at PyTN 2019

In this post, I will share a collection of notes and highlights of what I learned from PyTN 2019. The full conference schedule is available online. If you’re interested in seeing the full selection of talks, seeing the actual titles of the talks, or reading about the people who gave the talks, I encourage you to do that. The summary I present below is just my impression and my key takeaways from each of the sessions. [Read More]