Insights, techniques, and caveats from experiences building and leading several data science teams in industry. In addition, some perspectives on industry directions—based on our analysis, conference trends, etc.—plus a detailed look at contemporary issues in learning in the context of data teams.
Current role: leading the Learning Group at O'Reilly Media. Previously a developer evangelist for Apache Spark and Apache Mesos. Known as a "player/coach" data scientist who's led innovative data teams building large-scale apps for several years. Expertise in machine learning, distributed systems, functional programming, cloud computing. Advisor for Amplify Partners. 30+ years of tech industry experience, ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. Cited in 2015 as one of the Top 30 People in Big Data and Analytics by Innovation Enterprise.