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Data Candidates Are Invisible And Dashboarding During Baseball

ICYMI: The best of Pipeline: Your Data Engineering Resource, April 2024.

Zach Quinn
Pipeline: Your Data Engineering Resource
5 min readApr 30, 2024

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One of the most infuriating types of people are those that are equal parts successful and humble. Go too far with either one of those qualities and you’re no longer dealing with a person, but a problem. As an aside, one of my favorite cult-classic (though it’s not old enough to be called a classic) movies, Pop Star, has a song called “I’m So Humble” which is a funny riff on performative humility.

Having briefly worked in media and having had the privilege to work on one of the TV world’s more recognizable shows, I encountered more folks on the “too successful for their own good” side of that spectrum. To date, I’ve received smug/dirty looks from at least 3 A-listers. It’s a badge of honor, really, for a college kid scrambling up the Hollywood ladder.

In one of this month’s most engaging stories I discuss a more favorable kind of visibility, specifically, how to stand apart in an increasingly crowded and competitive data science field. To demonstrate the effectiveness of creating work that is both notable and worth publicizing, I focus on a former co-worker of mine who, I guarantee you, has the craziest “I’m hired” story you’ve ever heard.

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Zach Quinn
Pipeline: Your Data Engineering Resource

Journalist—>Sr. Data Engineer; helping you target, land and excel in data-driven roles.