1. Models of Data Science teams: Chess vs Checkers

    How many data engineers should we hire? Are they too many compared to our data scientists?

    One of the key decisions to take when building a data science team is the mix of roles. This means choosing the right mix of background and of activities that each member of the …

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  2. What we expected from Covid on March 10th

    The first Covid case in Italy was found on February 21st 2020. A couple of weeks later we were entering the lockdown with this number of new daily cases.

    Cases up to March 10th

    The number of Covid-19 new cases was growing really fast every day. We had no clue about what was going to …

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  3. New Work on atacmonitor.com

    atacmonitor chart

    My side project atacmonitor features a new guise. Data is now being collected for all bus and tram lines in Rome. Data pull is achieved via Python functions running on AWS Lambda. Data is then stored in MongoDB hosted in MongoDB Atlas. Atlas also provides the charts in the page …

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  4. 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 to an initial plan and conditions. Some thrive, others are destined to end up as compost. [...] You constantly monitor the health of the garden, and make adjustments (to …

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  5. 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 not learn any algorithm. However, it presents a series of real-world scenarios when predictions did work and where predictions did not work. The book is …

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