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The Data Janitor Letters - July 2021

Data engineering salon. News and interesting reads about the world of data.

Building a data team at a mid-stage startup: a short story
Erik Bernhardsson, Working on something, "Bernco"

The data culture is driven both from above (the CEO pushing for it) as well as from below (people in the trenches). It's OK to fail if at least you learned something from it.

Analytics is at a crossroads
Benn Stancil, Chief Analytics Officer + Founder, Mode

The world is full of great analysts. Will we have the courage to go looking for them?

Against SQL
Jamie Brandon, independent researcher

SQL is the only widely-used implementation of the relational model, and it is: inexpressive, incompressible, non-porous.

Pedram Navid, Head of Data, Hightouch

Why I'm so over-protective of my data people.

The Untold Story of SQLite With Richard Hipp
Adam Gordon Bell, CoRecursive Podcast

On today’s show, I’m talking to Richard Hipp about surviving becoming core infrastructure for the world.