Keeping Up With Data — Week 14 Reading List

5 minutes for 5 hours’ worth of reading


Who wouldn’t want to listen to new songs of Jimmy Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison or Amy Winehouse? Thanks to the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club it is now possible. Well, actually the songs were not written by these amazing musicians who all died at the age of 27. AI algorithm generated a string of all-new hooks, rhythms, melodies, and lyrics, which were used by audio engineers to ‘compose’ the final songs.

Hope the following reading list will offer a decent lick to finish their new solos!

  • Two steps towards a modern data platform: “Wouldn’t it be great if all data, from all departments, were easily accessible?”, asks the author. We have learnt that centralised data platform doesn’t come without complications. And so, the data mesh — as the new ideal — was born. But how can we transition from a central data platform to ‘data platform as a service’? No cookie cutter solution exists. Creating a lightweight central data platform and then scale and share it across teams is suggested as a way forward. (Gerben Oostra @ bigdatarepublic)

Let me end with yet another reading recommendation. Last night I read an article What Are the Values of Data, Data Science, or Data Scientists? on Harvard Data Science Review. ‘Value’ is a commonly used word in data science. But have you thought about the values of data scientists or value of data science education? Give it a try.

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