Babbling Fish

Matt Bass

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Weak Foe Ahead

My favorite feature in Elden Ring by FromSoftware is a certain spirit summons. Elden Ring Spoiler Warning!

What is a Decision Tree?

A high level explanation of the decision tree data structure and how it is used in data science.

Opt-in IDFA on iOS 14.5

With the release of iOS 14.5 Apple has now made the ID for Advertisers (IDFA) conditional on an opt-in pop up. This ID is used to attribute advertisements to individual users which is critical for marketing.

SQL for Distributed Systems

Common design patterns used by data engineers in SQL and Python, for ELT scripting in distributed computing environments.

How to Crawl the Web with Scrapy

How to use the python web scraping framework Scrapy to crawl indeed.com. Learn data engineering strategies for getting actionable insights from public information.

Python for Distributed Systems

Common design patterns used by data engineers to write python scripts that can be horizontally scaled on a stateless task runner.

Getting Started with Vertica

How to use Vertica for data warehousing for people who already know SQL. An introduction to the fundamental concepts of a columnar database.

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