It’s not enough just to give data scientists access to Jupyter notebooks in the cloud. Skipper Seabold and Lori Eich argue that to build truly data-driven organizations, everyone from data scientists and managers to business stakeholders needs to work in concert to bring data science out of the wilderness and into the core of decision-making processes.
For most organizations, this constitutes a big change. To help you on your way, Skipper and Lori share how Civis Analytics built a data science platform that allows data scientists to be transformative within the organization.
Skipper Seabold is Director of Data Science at Civis Analytics, a data science software and services company. He leads product-facing data science research and development, directing a large and diverse team of data scientists in building core exploratory and modeling software for the Civis Data Science Platform. Prior to Civis, Skipper worked at DataPad (acquired by Cloudera). He’s an economist by training and has a decade of experience working in the Python data community. He started and led the statsmodels Python project, was formerly on the core pandas team, and has contributed to many packages in the Python data stack. He holds strong opinions about writing and barbecue.
Lori Eich is a senior product manager at Civis Analytics, where she works with engineers to build the Civis Data Science Platform. Lori’s background is in software engineering, derivatives trading, environmental consulting, and competitive fringe sports. She holds an SM and SB in Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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