Legacy Naming Conventions Are Holding Us Back

Introduction Let’s see if this sounds familiar: It’s your first day at Finch—an e-commerce startup that sells bird food and supplies. As you’re onboarded you’re gradually introduced to the company’s internal services. First there’s Macaw, a wrapper around Airflow DAGs; then there’s Senegal, which leverages Terraform; of course, you’ll need Falcon which ingests avro files […]

Pandas Functions: Advanced Groupbys with Grouper, Assign, and Query

Introduction Pandas groupbys are some of the most useful functions in a data scientist’s toolkit. And yet, time and again I have found that colleagues do not realize the flexibility these ubiquitous functions can grant them. In the following post, I will demonstrate some of my favorite uses of groupbys in the hope that it […]