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Alivia Smith

As the user marketing manager, Alivia works with users from top American and European companies to understand how to take the pain out of data science, and help them with Dataiku DSS. She also develops our academic and non-profit partnerships. She is passionate about technology and is the editor for our weekly data science newsletter Banana Data News.
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Recent Posts

Top Trends from Big Data World 2017

I've just come back from an awesome/exhausting two days at Big Data World 2017. It was a whirlwind of interesting talks with interesting people, new product discoveries, awesomely weird goodies,...

Opinion, business, Events | March 20, 2017 | Alivia Smith

Want to Make your Data Science Team Efficient? Focus on Production.

By "efficient" data science team, I mean "data science that brings maximum productivity."

Production, organization, business | February 03, 2017 | Alivia Smith

Infographic: How Does Your Data Science Production Process Compare?

Deploying your data science models into production often requires complex processes and resources that can lead to the failure of your data project. How do companies handle this process?

Production, Data Engineering, Infographic | January 23, 2017 | Alivia Smith

The Dataiku Academic Program: Resources for Academics and Researchers

It’s about time we sat down and told you a little bit about our Academic Program.

Partnership, Corporate, Academic | October 22, 2016 | Alivia Smith

How to Really Grow your Data Science Team

If you’re looking to intensify your data science efforts, it’s pretty fundamental for you to sit down with your current team and really ask yourself how you’re all going to make this work.

organization, business, management | September 08, 2016 | Alivia Smith

From Small Data to Large - What Does Big Data Really Change

We live in the world of big data. We all know this. I do, you do, heck, I even picked up Cosmopolitan the other day and it had a definition of big data in it!

Opinion, Data Preparation, Visual Data Analysis, Technology, data | August 02, 2016 | Alivia Smith

7 Fundamental Steps to Complete a Data Project

It’s hard to know where to start once you’ve decided that yes, you want to become more data driven. Just looking at all the technologies you have to understand and all the languages you’re...

Data Visualization, Data Preparation, Data analysis | July 06, 2016 | Alivia Smith

Tips & Tools To Find the Best Data Science News

Data science is a world that doesn’t seem to ever stay put. In the blink of an eye dozens of open source projects are launched, companies develop new data products or find new use cases and...

Opinion, Technology, business | May 18, 2016 | Alivia Smith

How Do You Really Get Data Science Projects Into Production?

Articles everywhere keep hailing the end of big data and criticizing the hype. They are right, to some extent. The revolutionary world where data answers all our questions before we even ask them...

Production, business, Data Engineering | May 09, 2016 | Alivia Smith

Why you Need DataOps to Organize Your Data Science Projects

The DevOps movement tries to reconcile development and operations departments to encourage them to develop IT projects together. Today, we need to make that same transition in data, by introducing...

organization, business, Data Engineering | April 29, 2016 | Alivia Smith

Tragedy Strikes at Dataiku - the Cat Ate the Bird

The whole team is extremely saddened to announce the death of its mascot, our beloved blue bird, in a tragic accident involving local cat terror, Fluffy.

Corporate, fun | April 01, 2016 | Alivia Smith

Why Data Visualization and Dashboards Matter

Data scientists spend days and days (if not weeks and weeks) cleaning and preparing data, building and training models, and eventually trying to come up with interesting insights or delivering...

Data Visualization, Visual Data Analysis, Data analysis | March 10, 2016 | Alivia Smith

13 Tips to Not Win a Data Hackathon, Every Time

Hackathons are the coolest. Where else do you get to thrive amongst your peers in an intensely competitive environment, where you can have fun, build a useful product, learn, meet people, and get...

Opinion, data science, fun | March 02, 2016 | Alivia Smith

SQL, R, and Python: Why Data Wrangling in ONLY Code is Inefficient

So everyone knows the oh-so-popular statement that a data scientist spends 50 to 80% of his time cleaning and preparing his data before he even starts looking for insights in it. I mean everyone’s...

Opinion, Data Preparation, data science | February 25, 2016 | Alivia Smith

Telling Stories With Data Visualization by Matt Daniels from Polygraph

Before I had ever even heard about Dataiku and started really working around data, I remember reading this awesome article around March 2015 on the ranking of hip hop artists based on their...

Interview, Data Visualization, Technology | January 27, 2016 | Alivia Smith

A User Marketer Asks: Why Is Nobody Talking About User Marketing?

Everyone in the startup universe knows that everything they do should be centered on the user. So why isn’t "user marketing" a thing yet? Is it because no one is doing it?

Users, Opinion, Corporate | January 19, 2016 | Alivia Smith

Dataiku User Group #8 – Keeping Customers Happy with Machine Learning

We were so happy to welcome our users once again for our 8th Dataiku User Group in Paris on November 24th. We got to talk about all the different aspects of using Machine Learning to gain...

Corporate, Events, machine learning | December 04, 2015 | Alivia Smith

Interview: How To Get Started in Data Science? [Part 2]

Robert Dempsey is that cool, data-driven developer/marketer/explorer that everyone (or almost-everyone) wants to be. In part two of the talk I had with him in September, he had lots of words of...

data science, machine learning, python | October 20, 2015 | Alivia Smith

Optimizing Data Preparation & Teamwork by Data Wrangler Robert Dempsey

I was lucky enough to talk to data fanatic and Dataiku fan Robert Dempsey in September. We discussed everything from his job, tools to help his team collaborate, data wrangling, marketing and...

Interview, Data Preparation, business | October 15, 2015 | Alivia Smith

Dataiku 2.1 - So Much More Than Spark

The latest version of Dataiku came out last week, and we were super excited about the integration of Spark! But Dataiku 2.1 has so much cool new stuff in it, I just had to tell you about all of...

Product, Corporate, announcement | October 08, 2015 | Alivia Smith
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