November, 2022

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Who is Still Hiring Software Engineers and EMs?

The Pragmatic Engineer

👋 Hi, this is Gergely with a bonus, free issue of the Pragmatic Engineer Newsletter. We cover one out of five topics in today’s subscriber-only The Scoop issue. To get this newsletter every week, subscribe here. This article was updated in December 2022. In the midst of gloomy news about hiring freezes and layoffs, let's highlight companies which are growing  and hiring.

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Data News — Week 22.47

Christophe Blefari

Capturing the news ( credits ) Hello you, I hope this data news finds you well. Time flies to be honest. I've launched in a rush an Advent of Data. The goal is simple, in December: 24 data people will produce 24 data gems. Every day a new piece of content will be release on a dedicated website. If you wanna join the initiative please reply, we are still looking for a few slots to be filled in.

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A Diatribe against Data Contracts and their Abuses.

Confessions of a Data Guy

Ok, so I don’t really mean all that. Or do I? I have no idea what the future holds. Sometimes it’s easy to pick out the winners, like Databricks and Snowflake, you can see, feel, and taste the results of those data products, a delicious and delectable bounty to feast upon. Other things are harder […] The post A Diatribe against Data Contracts and their Abuses. appeared first on Confessions of a Data Guy.

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Enabling The People, Enabling The Data with Kulani Likotsi

Jesse Anderson

My guest this week is Kulani Likotsi , the Head of Data Management and Data Governance at one of the four biggest banks in Africa. She’s had a rising career journey going from an analyst, to a Business Intelligence developer, to the data warehouse team, to the data governance team. I was impressed with Kulani’s volunteer spirit. Whenever there was a need, she volunteered.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Build Data Products Without A Data Team Using AgileData

Data Engineering Podcast

Summary Building data products is an undertaking that has historically required substantial investments of time and talent. With the rise in cloud platforms and self-serve data technologies the barrier of entry is dropping. Shane Gibson co-founded AgileData to make analytics accessible to companies of all sizes. In this episode he explains the design of the platform and how it builds on agile development principles to help you focus on delivering value.

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How Much Math Do You Need in Data Science?

KDnuggets

There exist so many great computational tools available for Data Scientists to perform their work. However, mathematical skills are still essential in data science and machine learning because these tools will only be black-boxes for which you will not be able to ask core analytical questions without a theoretical foundation.

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How to Build and Deploy Scalable Machine Learning in Production with Apache Kafka

Confluent

Apache Kafka’s Streams API embeds Machine Learning into any app or microservice (Java, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) to add business value.

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Introduction to Historical Loads – for Data Engineers.

Confessions of a Data Guy

There are probably few things in life that will strike more fear and tumult in the heart of the Data Engineer than historical loads. You know, on the surface it seems like such an innocent thing. How could it possibly be, just take a bunch of data stored somewhere and shove it into a table. […] The post Introduction to Historical Loads – for Data Engineers. appeared first on Confessions of a Data Guy.

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Machine Learning for Fraud Detection in Streaming Services

Netflix Tech

By Soheil Esmaeilzadeh , Negin Salajegheh , Amir Ziai , Jeff Boote Introduction Streaming services serve content to millions of users all over the world. These services allow users to stream or download content across a broad category of devices including mobile phones, laptops, and televisions. However, some restrictions are in place, such as the number of active devices, the number of streams, and the number of downloaded titles.

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Build Better Data Products By Creating Data, Not Consuming It

Data Engineering Podcast

Summary A lot of the work that goes into data engineering is trying to make sense of the "data exhaust" from other applications and services. There is an undeniable amount of value and utility in that information, but it also introduces significant cost and time requirements. In this episode Nick King discusses how you can be intentional about data creation in your applications and services to reduce the friction and errors involved in building data products and ML applications.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Introduction to Pandas for Data Science

KDnuggets

The Pandas library is core to any Data Science work in Python. This introduction will walk you through the basics of data manipulating, and features many of Pandas important features.

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The Scoop: Turmoil at Twitter

The Pragmatic Engineer

👋 Hi, this is Gergely with a bonus, free issue of the Pragmatic Engineer Newsletter. We cover one out of six topics in today’s subscriber-only The Scoop issue. To get this newsletter every week, subscribe here. On Wednesday, 26 October, Elon Musk entered Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco with a sink, marking his arrival at the company he’d just bought.

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Stream Processing, CEP, Event Sourcing, and Data Streaming Explained

Confluent

What is stream processing, or complex event processing (CEP), and how does it work? Learn about real-time data and event stream analytics in this tutorial.

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Doing More with Less: 5 Ways Leading Organizations Maximize the Value of their Data

Teradata

"Doing more with less” is a familiar refrain echoing through the halls of many organizations. To answer this call, businesses are searching for efficiency gains & turning to data to unlock savings.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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For your eyes only: improving Netflix video quality with neural networks

Netflix Tech

by Christos G. Bampis , Li-Heng Chen and Zhi Li When you are binge-watching the latest season of Stranger Things or Ozark, we strive to deliver the best possible video quality to your eyes. To do so, we continuously push the boundaries of streaming video quality and leverage the best video technologies. For example, we invest in next-generation, royalty-free codecs and sophisticated video encoding optimizations.

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Clean Up Your Data Using Scalable Entity Resolution And Data Mastering With Zingg

Data Engineering Podcast

Summary Despite the best efforts of data engineers, data is as messy as the real world. Entity resolution and fuzzy matching are powerful utilities for cleaning up data from disconnected sources, but it has typically required custom development and training machine learning models. Sonal Goyal created and open-sourced Zingg as a generalized tool for data mastering and entity resolution to reduce the effort involved in adopting those practices.

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If I Had To Start Learning Data Science Again, How Would I Do It?

KDnuggets

While different ways to learn Data Science for the first time exist, the approach that works for you should be based on how you learn best. One powerful method is to evolve your learning from simple practice into complex foundations, as outlined in this learning path recommended by a physicist who turned into a Data Scientist.

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#ClouderaLife Spotlight: Timur Nersesov, Senior Manager of Professional Services Strategy

Cloudera

We celebrate Veterans and Remembrance Day by honoring those who have served in the military. To commemorate this special occasion, we will spotlight Clouderan Timur Nersesov. . Timur was nine when he immigrated to the US. His first memory upon entering the country was a view of the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center from the portal window of a plane.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Apache Kafka Goes 1.0

Confluent

The mission-critical deployments, the robust feature set, the long history all say that Kafka is an Enterprise-capable product. Apache Kafka is going 1.0!

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Teradata Recognized as a Designated Member of the Amazon SageMaker Ready Program

Teradata

Teradata has joined the Amazon SageMaker Ready Program which differentiates Teradata as an AWS Partner Network member with a product that works with Amazon SageMaker & fully supports AWS customers.

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New Series: Creating Media with Machine Learning

Netflix Tech

By Vi Iyengar , Keila Fong , Hossein Taghavi , Andy Yao , Kelli Griggs , Boris Chen , Cristina Segalin , Apurva Kansara , Grace Tang , Billur Engin , Amir Ziai , James Ray , Jonathan Solorzano-Hamilton Welcome to the first post in our multi-part series on how Netflix is developing and using machine learning (ML) to help creators make better media?—?

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Key Benefits of HR Digital Transformation

U-Next

Introduction to Digital HR . Digital HR refers to using technology, including software and apps, to improve how a company manages its employees. There are many digital transformation benefits associated with HR. The goal is to make it easier for businesses and their employees to connect, collaborate, share information and make decisions. . These are some of the top digital transformation statistics for HR and L&D: . 71% spend about a quarter of their time on social media to share human re

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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3 Useful Python Automation Scripts

KDnuggets

The post highlights three useful applications of using python to automate simple desktop tasks. Stay tuned till the end of the post to find the reference for a bonus resource.

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When Private Cloud is the Right Fit for Public Sector Missions

Cloudera

It’s no secret that IT modernization is a top priority for the US federal government. A quick trip in the congressional time machine to revisit 2017’s Modernizing Government Technology Act surfaces some of the most salient points regarding agencies’ challenges: The federal government spends nearly 75% of its annual information technology funding on operating and maintaining existing legacy information technology systems.

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Running Kafka Streams Applications in AWS

Confluent

Zalando shares their experience and lessons learned running real-time Apache Kafka streams applications built in production on Amazon Web Services (AWS). .

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Move faster, wait less: Improving code review time at Meta

Engineering at Meta

Code reviews are one of the most important parts of the software development process At Meta we’ve recognized the need to make code reviews as fast as possible without sacrificing quality We’re sharing several tools and steps we’ve taken at Meta to reduce the time waiting for code reviews When done well, code reviews can catch bugs , teach best practices , and ensure high code qualit y.

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How To Get Promoted In Product Management

Speaker: John Mansour

If you're looking to advance your career in product management, there are more options than just climbing the management ladder. Join our upcoming webinar to learn about highly rewarding career paths that don't involve management responsibilities. We'll cover both career tracks and provide tips on how to position yourself for success in the one that's right for you.

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Using Vehicle Data to Drive Subscription Services

Teradata

The new era of automotive sales will leverage software-defined elements of the vehicle experience that can be tuned, activated or upgraded dependent on the customers preferences.

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Impact of Digitization on HR Services and Processes

U-Next

Introduction to Digitization in Human Resources . Digitization in HR services is of utmost importance to an organization. It is a critical and strategic function that aims to optimize the workforce to meet business goals. The HR functions and processes have been evolving with advances in technology, changing consumer behavior patterns, and increasing globalization of markets.

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9 Skills You Need to Become a Data Engineer

KDnuggets

A data engineer is a fast-growing profession with amazing challenges and rewards. Which skills do you need to become a data engineer? In this post, we’ll take a look at both hard and soft skills.

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Cloudera Partner Network: Poised to Heat up Channel Growth

Cloudera

You asked. We delivered: Introducing the Cloudera Partner Network. Cloudera’s channel programs team constantly strives to improve how we engage, reward, and collaborate with our partners. And based on your feedback, we’re replacing Cloudera Connect with a new program, Cloudera Partner Network (CPN). It provides more comprehensive tools and support to help you go to market faster, as well as industry-leading incentives and promotions that we’ve aligned with your business and sales models. .

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.