Startup data health starts with healthy event tracking

Expanding on the startup health check question of tracking Kukuyeva’s five business aspects as wide events.

June 10, 2024

How to avoid startups with poor development processes

Questions that prospective data specialists and engineers should ask about development processes before accepting a startup role.

June 3, 2024

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

Question startup culture before accepting a data-to-AI role

Eight questions that prospective data-to-AI employees should ask about a startup’s work and data culture.

May 20, 2024

Probing the People aspects of an early-stage startup

Ten questions that prospective employees should ask about a startup’s team, especially for data-centric roles.

May 13, 2024

Business questions to ask before taking a startup data role

Fourteen questions that prospective employees should ask about a startup’s business model and product, especially for data-focused roles.

May 6, 2024

Mentorship and the art of actionable advice

Reflections on what it takes to package expertise and deliver timely, actionable advice outside the context of employee relationships.

April 29, 2024

Assessing a startup's data-to-AI health

Reviewing the areas that should be assessed to determine a startup’s opportunities and challenges on the data/AI/ML front.

April 22, 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

Two types of startup data problems

Classifying startups as ML-centric or non-ML is a helpful exercise to uncover the data challenges they’re likely to face.

March 4, 2024

Avoiding AI complexity: First, write no code

Two stories of getting AI functionality to production, which demonstrate the risks inherent in custom development versus starting with a no-code approach.

February 26, 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