Articles by Marco Santoni

The Pragmatic Programmer [Highlights]

Rather than construction, software is more like gardening— it is more organic than concrete. You plant many things in a garden according ...

6 Take-Aways after Reading "The Signal and The Noise"

The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver is a must-read book for those interested in predictions. It is not a technical book. You will ...

My Talk about Superset [Python Milano Meetup]

Yesterday, I gave a talk Python Milano Meetup. The Meetup was designed as Python pills: three 20-minutes talks in a row. The talks: ...

Manufacturing. When data is not a commodity

What does it mean to work as a data scientist in manufacturing? What is the value behind data? Data science has gained popularity in ...

Weighted Random Sampling with PostgreSQL [Follow-up]

I received valuable feedbacks by Jim Nasby regarding the post about weighted random sampling with PostgreSQL. I will report here Jim's ...

Monitoring Bus Frequencies in Rome

I have just launched atacmonitor. It is a website providing information about the waiting time at bus stops in Rome. Overview The ...

Blog Migrated to Pelican on GitHub Pages

I have migrated my blog. It is built under Pelican, a static site generator. It allows me to write posts as plain markdown or even ...

Insights from IEEE Big Data 16

I have attended the IEEE Big Data 16 conference in Washington DC. I thank my company for sponsoring the trip. The conference included a ...