Plumbing, Decisions, and Automation: De-hyping Data & AI

Three essential questions to understand where an organisation stands when it comes to Data & AI (with zero hype).

May 27, 2024

My experience as a Data Tech Lead with Work on Climate

The story of how I joined Work on Climate as a volunteer and became its data tech lead, with lessons applied to consulting & fractional work.

April 8, 2024

The data engineering lifecycle is not going anywhere

My key takeaways from reading Fundamentals of Data Engineering by Joe Reis and Matt Housley.

April 5, 2024

Building your startup's minimum viable data stack

First post in a series on building a minimum viable data stack for startups, introducing key definitions, components, and considerations.

February 19, 2024

Substance over titles: Your first data hire may be a data scientist

Advice for hiring a startup’s first data person: match skills to business needs, consider contractors, and get help from data people.

February 5, 2024

Supporting volunteer monitoring of marine biodiversity with modern web and data tools

Summarising the work Uri Seroussi and I did to improve Reef Life Survey’s Reef Species of the World app.

November 29, 2023

You don't need a proprietary API for static maps

For many use cases, libraries like cartopy are better than the likes of Mapbox and Google Maps.

November 21, 2023

Lessons from reluctant data engineering

Video and summary of a talk I gave at DataEngBytes Brisbane on what I learned from doing data engineering as part of every data science role I had.

October 25, 2023