Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Katie Kent

Katie Kent
Product Manager, Galvanize

Website | @k80kent

Katie Kent is the Product Manager for Galvanize Enterprise, the learning community for technology. In this role she builds executive and contributor training in software development, data science, and data engineering. Katie was part of the founding of data science training startup Zipfian Academy, where she was responsible for growth of the business from concept to acquisition. Previously Katie worked in venture capital, working with startups building data- and design-driven products. Katie’s academic background is in environmental social science research at the University of Michigan.


9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Business & Innovation
Location: 3D 05/08
Marie Beaugureau (O'Reilly Media, Inc. ), Paco Nathan (, Tim Berglund (Confluent), Edd Wilder-James (Google), Matthew Gee (Impact Lab/University of Chicago ), Yael Garten (LinkedIn), Katie Kent (Galvanize)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
Whether starting a data science program, reaching the breaking point with your current data technology, or figuring out what the competition is up to, these sessions will give you a bird's-eye view of data technologies, techniques, and data-driven organizations. Read more.
11:30am–12:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data 101
Location: 3D 05 / 08 Level: Intermediate
Katie Kent (Galvanize)
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(3.80, 15 ratings)
It's hard to hire data scientists. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, etc. have built competitive advantages by building great teams. This talk draws from original research into team setup and hiring practices of 200 technology employers. Listeners will learn when to hire a data scientist, which kind to hire, how to interview reliably, and specific recommendations about how to hunt them. Read more.