Code challenges are a common tool to evaluate candidate ability to develop software. Of course there are other indicators such as – blog posting, open source involvement, github repository, personal recommendations, etc. Yet, code challenges are frequently used. I recently got to check some code challenges and was surprised from some of the things I found […]Read more "Code Challenges Anti-Patterns"
Recently Stack Overflow published few posts comparing the usage of Stack Overflow between different segments \ scenarios: How Do Students Use Stack Overflow? What Programming Languages Are Used Most on Weekends? Women in the 2016 Stack Overflow Survey Few comments regarding those posts – How Do Students Use Stack Overflow? “R and MATLAB are pretty […]Read more "SO end of year surveys"
TL;DR – Yet another clustering evaluation metric Davies-Bouldin index was suggested by David L. Davies and Donald W. Bouldin in “A Cluster Separation Measure” (IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. PAMI-1 (2): 224–227. doi:10.1109/TPAMI.1979.4766909, full pdf) Just like Silhouette score, Calinski-Harabasz index and Dunn index, Davies-Bouldin index provide an internal evaluation schema. I.e. the […]Read more "Davies-Bouldin Index"
Super Mario from Microsoft (Daniel Molnar) – Data Janitor 101, one of the best reasoned talks I heard for a long time. Andrew Clegg, data scientist @ Etsy gave an historic review on Semantic Similarity and Taxonomic Distance and how it is used in Etsy. Slides are here. Topic Modeling on Github repositories – presented […]Read more "5 Berlin Data Native 2016 Highlights"
From Philipp Krenn’s, Developer Advocate at Elastic, “Databases – The Choice is Yours” talk.Read more "Data Natives Berlin 2016 (1st day)"
My summary and notes for “Detecting Data Errors: Where are we and what needs to be done?” by Ziawasch Abedjan, Xu Chu, Dong Deng, Raul Castro Fernandez, Ihab F. Ilyas, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, Michael Stonebraker, Nan Tang Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment 9.12 (2016): 993-1004. Paper can be found – here In this paper […]Read more "Detecting Data Errors: Where are we and what needs to be done?"
Joel test for Data Science – the inspiration and adjustment to data science done in Domino, both were interesting reads for me. https://blog.dominodatalab.com/joel-test-data-science/ What I Wish I Knew About Data For Startups – I speciialy related to documenting and testing events tracking. I was surpsirsed about how little this topic and its best practices are discussed. http://www.jeannicholashould.com/what-I-wish-I-knew-about-data-for-startups.html […]Read more "5 interesting things (28/08/2016)"