We've looked into various geospatial data visualization libraries such as:PySALOSMnxFoliumMapbox GLGDALRasterioFionaPyProjDescartesHowever, since we cater to large enterprises with utility grade data…Continue
Excel has become the de-facto spreadsheet tool for business users. It currently has approximately 500 million users, and it might have a bright future ahead."To a large extent, Excel (and the alike)…Continue
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"If you want to learn something well, explain it."
What is TensorFlow?
Let's look it up on the TensorFlow.org page: "It's an end-to-end open-source machine learning platform for everyone." When TensorFlow version 2.0 came out in 2019, it was praised as a significant step towards the democratization of AI: "Now anyone can get their hands on the steering wheel!" When we sat down together to draft this article…Continue
Many traditional businesses hate to fail. They embrace concepts such as Fail Fast in public, but deep inside their hearts, they are scared to fail. Failure is what gives corporate employees sleepless nights. In fact, many corporate initiatives fail, such as data science projects, for example. Why is failure so unloved, and what can we do about it? We have to change the way we think about failure.
Failure is not an event, it's a process.
This distinction is…Continue
Why do we need Learning Sprints?
Virtually every company is under pressure to transform their business in order to sustain in the future. As part of these efforts, they are hiring data scientists and engineers, data analysts, and they are making huge investments into cloud, big data technologies and AI, amongst others. Virtually all employees need to unlearn what they have assumed to be true for decades, and they have to acquire new skills. Time and money are the big…
Quite often, non-technical executives have difficulties understanding what programming, on a very fundamental level, is all about. Because of that knowledge-gap, they tend to hire and overburden experienced data professionals with tasks which they are hopelessly overqualified for. Such as, for example, doing ad-hoc SQL queries on CRM data: "You're the go-to-guy for all things data, and we need the results for the board meeting tomorrow." That's a quite humbling and frustrating…Continue