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PYTHON SCALES
Scaling Analytical Insights with Python (Part 1)
FloSports’ VP of Product shares the subscriber retention analysis that allows their business to move quickly as the number of data sources and volume of data increases. - Kevin Boller

UNCOVER WHAT’S UNDERCOVER
BuzzFeed News Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What We Found.
Learn how BuzzFeed trained a random forest algorithm to spot planes flown by the FBI and DHS (and check out the code on GitHub). - BuzzFeed

EVIL QUEEN
Good, Evil, Ugly, Beautiful: Help Us Make a ‘Game of Thrones’ Chart
Place 50 GoT characters on a matrix of morality and physical appearance, and then see how your choices compare to the general consensus. - New York Times

FEEL THE BURN
Using optaplanner to plan water supplies
Does your job involve a lot of resource planning? Learn how to use OptaPlanner—an open-source constraint satisfaction solver—in the most Silicon Valley way possible: planning out water logistics for Burning Man. - Richard Weiss

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Choosing an ETL tool for your analytics stack
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