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The Making of the Tour, Part 2: Simulations

In this post, we'll talk about some simulation-powered animations, provide some cleaned up code that you can use, and discuss these animations' genesis and utility for visualizing abstract systems and algorithms or for visualizing real historical data and projected futures.

Multithreaded in the Wild

See who's out in the wild for the month of April.

The Making of the Tour, Part 1: Process and Structure

Earlier this month, we released an interactive animation describing how data science is woven into the fabric of Stitch Fix: our Algorithms Tour. It was a lot of fun to make and even more fun to see people’s responses to it. For those interested in how we did it, we thought we’d give a quick tour of what lies under that Tour.

Ruminations on Data-Driven Fashion Design

Last summer, we wrote about Stitch Fix’s early experiments in data-driven fashion design. Since then, we’ve been studying, developing, and testing new ways to create clothes that delight our clients. Some of this work was featured yesterday in an article in The Wall Street Journal. As a companion to that piece, we wanted to highlight a few avenues that we have explored recently.

Tech Radar Spring 2017 Update

We’ve been trying to use the technology radar concept as a way to document both what technologies we have in use as well as our current thinking on direction. It’s viewed as documentation and not speculation, so our tech radar should never have stuff in it that’s not actually in production.

A Tour of our Algorithms Allegories

How data science is woven into the fabric of Stitch Fix. In this interactive tour we share ten “stories” of how data science is is integral to our operations and product.

Multithreaded in the Wild

Come see who's going to be presenting or speaking out in the wild for the month of March!

The intimate relationship between exoplanets and fashion trends

At first sight the difference between planets outside our solar system (exoplanets from now on) and fashion trends seems enormous, but all of us math lovers know that entirely different phenomena can have an almost identical mathematical description. In this very peculiar case, exoplanetary systems and certain fashion trends can be characterized as having a periodic nature, with certain magnitudes repeating cyclically, and this will allow us to use very similar techniques to study them.

What's Wrong With My Time Series

Time series modeling sits at the core of critical business operations such as supply and demand forecasting and quick-response algorithms like fraud and anomaly detection. Small errors can be costly, so it’s important to know what to expect of different error sources. In this post I’ll go through alternative strategies for understanding the sources and magnitude of error in time series.

Multithreaded in the Wild

With January complete, see who's out in the wild for the month of February.