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Real stories about teams working and learning with data.

  • Data Culture

    How we used OKRs to improve our data stack

    “Can you give me data for X?” A question Data Scientists might receive quite often - as so did our team. Even though, in most of the ca...

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    Thomas Schmidt

  • Data Strategy

    Why you should invest in good data documentation

    A while back I was working at a very fast-growing startup with really complex operations. We were hiring new data analysts every month, o...

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    Ali Baghshomali

  • Data Strategy

    A data catalog endeavor: The Why and the How

    What is a data catalog? After I joined Meisterlabs as a data engineer I quickly realized how hard it was to onboard new members into a d...

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    Juan Sebastián Suarez Valencia

  • Data Pipelines

    Here's what I learned from building Data Pipelines

    Background: Our company works with a variety of data stores, for building apps, analysis, and making informed data-driven decisions. And...

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    Srivamsi Sakirepalli

  • Data Strategy

    On high CUA projects: control the decision-making process instead of the planning process

    Being a Senior Data Scientist, a significant portion of my work is to create the process and environment for smooth project planning and ...

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    Jacky Ma

  • Enabling Self-Service Analytics

    Setting up Metabase as a BI Layer in the Modern Data Stack

    Being a Data Lead in Data Culture as well as the organizer of dbt Nigeria meetup, I’ve been providing some knowledge around modern data s...

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    Opeyemi Fabiyi

  • Data Pipelines

    Data-driven pipelines as a competitive advantage

    As a data engineer, I constantly want to develop data-driven applications that fuel Data Science and Business Intelligence. I want to bu...

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    JP Urrutia

  • Data Strategy

    What’s the difference between Product Analytics and Business Intelligence

    As a consultant that specializes in both, I get this question a lot. It’s a completely valid question and the answer is nuanced, so let’s...

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    Ali Baghshomali

  • SQL

    Using variables in Metabase

    Starting with variables in Metabase In our company, we go by the Data Democracy strategy. This means we actively avoid data silos and s...

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    Chris So

  • Metrics

    Diving deep into SaaS metrics with Metabase

    At Easy Agile we make software products for the Atlassian Marketplace such as Easy Agile User Story Maps for Jira. In 2020, we shifted ou...

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    Chris Short

  • Metrics

    Forecasting your product virality with the K-Factor

    When you’re working at a company that has micro-networks (like different markets for something like Uber), a referral program might be th...

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    Ruslan Nazarenko

  • Data Modeling

    How to ensure your data model changes don’t make the world explode

    A bead of sweat ran down my forehead as I moved my trembling finger over the button. I’m not an army general who was about to launch a n...

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    Kim Streich

  • Data Strategy

    Know what you're measuring before you start measuring

    We work with a number of clients who know that they need to measure (quantify) how they’re doing but they don’t really know where to star...

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    TJ Muehleman

  • Data Culture

    Setting up Metabase for success within your organization

    In this story, I would like to highlight the importance of offering a great user experience to your data stakeholders. Having an intuitiv...

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    George Visniuc

  • Enabling Self-Service Analytics

    Making product data accessible, fast

    Our team was launching a brand new, integrated hardware & software product. With so many different components of the system, contribu...

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    Will Sanderson

  • Enabling Self-Service Analytics

    Metabase for Shopify merchants

    I work with merchants who use the Shopify platform to sell online, among other tools for analytics and testing. Working with merchants wh...

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    Harshdeep Hura

  • Data Strategy

    Data driven product management

    As a growing start-up, managing a Product team at first is a matter of using intuition and domain knowledge. But when your product start...

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    Victor Bolu

  • Data Vizualization

    UX principles for beautiful dashboards

    When I start a new task I often look for inspiration on DataViz blogs with lots of colorful and motley dashboards and visualizations. But...

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    Daria Goncharenko

  • Enabling Self-Service Analytics

    Exploiting data to deliver trustworthy metrics

    We developed a product aimed at construction professionals, it helps them dematerialize the management of their contracts. Working in a d...

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    Frédéric Vion

  • Data Culture

    Choose boring data technology

    If you’re working on a small product (perhaps you recently quit your job to become a startup founder), you might be better off using your...

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    Jacob O’Bryant

  • Data Careers

    Engage your business leads with great questions

    The best data analysts with whom I’ve worked have one thing in common. They ask great questions. This curiosity leads business leaders to...

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    Rob Glickman

  • Data Strategy

    Rule-based recommendations

    My previous team was building out a new onboarding flow and hit a point where we wanted to do cool things around personalization and reco...

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    Conor Dewey

  • Data Culture

    Anticipating the next click

    As a data analyst and creator of countless visualizations, I always get asked by curious users “what happened there?”. Whether be it a sp...

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    Ukrit Wattanavaekin