“A Compendium of Ancient and Modern Geography” — The British Library

I often hear data science leaders pose this question:

Where should my data scientists sit?

People generally agree on two ways to organize a team,

  • Centralized: individuals are on a data science team, working with product teams on a per-project basis
  • Distributed: individuals are on different product/engineering teams

The stakes are high for getting this right…

My father laid next to me in the snow, waiting for the flash in the night.

I thought of being eight years old, crouched beneath a blanket in the bathroom, reading Ender’s Game by the red flashlight he’d handed me during a stargazing tour at Kitt Peak. Of squinting through…

Clare Corthell

The Arctic, Maps, Data. @clarecorthell

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