GOTO Amsterdam (June 13-15, 2016) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more than 60 top speakers and 800 attendees. The conference covers topics such as Microservices, Rugged, JavaScript, Post-Agile, Data, Spring++, Connected Worlds & Philosophy.

Presentation: "Data as Software as Data"

Track: Data / Time: Tuesday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Effectenbeurszaal

Four years at Pinterest show how building a data-driven culture both arises from and contributes to software engineering practices. The talk will touch on building data infrastructure at a growing company, democratization of data, and how data science can help people to think more clearly about product and strategic decisions.

Prerequisite attendee experience level: beginner

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Andrea Burbank, Data Communicator at Pinterest

Andrea Burbank

Biography: Andrea Burbank

Andrea Burbank works as a data scientist at Pinterest, where she has led A/B testing for the past 18 months. Prior to Pinterest, she worked as a software engineer at Bing and as a natural language scientist on ranking and relevance at Powerset, a semantic search engine acquired by Microsoft in 2008. She has a BS in physics and a BA in linguistics from Stanford University.

Twitter: @arburbank