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Ignite Talks

IMG_1752.2Late Monday evening we were treated to a series of lightning talks meant to inspire.  Fittingly, these are called “Ignite.”  Ignite is a well known Strata event where speakers have 5 minutes to enlighten the audience on a topic they are passionate about. Speakers have to be quick as the slides auto-advance every 15 seconds. We heard a range of talks from naming trends, to Spotify Big Data playlists, and how writing a technical book is no easy task.

Our Chief Product Officer, Steven Hillion, truly inspired the audience with his talk on “Why are women better data scientists than men?” If you missed the talk, be sure to watch it below to learn why women will increasingly lead the way in data science. You can also find Steven’s slides on Slideshare.