So, the POC is in full swing and I have to say, even without the use cases we are pretty sold on the platform. We came in with a problem oriented feature document (See: Pragmatic Marketing Process). This document outlined the use cases that we wanted the POC to solve for. Problem At Shiftkey, our […]
A modern data stack has a number of components that you can’t live without. Until about a month ago, I’m really embarrassed to say that I never considered or even thought about data observability. Maybe the concept in a different form, like “notification and monitoring”. But after my discussion with my friends over at Monte […]
How to structure teams for API first development isn't as complicated as you might think.
Diabetes is a disease of the unengaged. So, how do you influence the behavior of 100 million Americans(1) who are living with or are in the first stages of diabetes?
By far, the most damaging mistake you can make in analytics is not collecting all potential data points.
In the SaaS world, analytics powers existing development and should determine the next steps in the path for the future of products and services. So if I asked the question, how do you define analytics? User details and behavior? Application performance? Reporting? The answer shouldn’t be complicated. When I think of answering that question, I […]
So often I get requests like “I need this metric.” or “When can we have this report?” Part of the job is enablement and facilitation but there is also the part where you help people to understand the story that is told with the metrics. If you want to be considered a leader in a […]
Establishing communication for applications can be done a number of ways. Historically, it is done via sessions and cookies. While this is adequate for most of todays needs, there is another way. Let’s start by defining the 2 methods of data storage local storage and cookies. HTML5 Local Storage Essentially, using local storage gives you […]
Dashboard development has become novel in the last 5 years. Everyone has a dashboard that is branded “easy”, “intuitive” or “custom”. I have interactions with clients and the number one question I get is “What will this do for ME?” It got me thinking. In today’s data-centric society, we tend to focus our efforts around […]
If you build data visualizations you have run into the issues of useless words destroying the value of your display. You should find a way to implement these “stopwords” into your data streams. Here is a collection of stopword lists in many languages. http://www.ranks.nl/stopwords