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Give Me Jeans not Shoes: How BERT Helps Us Deliver What Clients Want

“Give me jeans not shoes.” That may seem like a simple request, but when we process that bit of text with our human brains, we take a lot for granted.

Simulacra And Selection

How many sets of 5 can you make from 10,000 distinct items? Recall that chapter about permutations and combinations...

Maintainable ETLs: Tips for Making Your Pipelines Easier to Support and Extend

This post gives practical advice that will help make your ETL pipelines easier to debug, maintain, and extend.

Suffering from a Non-inferiority Complex?

What if you don't need version B to be better than version A?

Masters of Data interview: Better together, the future of humans and machines

Listen to the Masters Of Data podcast that features Brad Klingenberg. Hear what it’s like to work on the algorithms team at Stitch Fix and how combining humans and machines may represent the future of work.

Beware the data science pin factory: The power of the full-stack data science generalist and the perils of division of labor through function

This post discusses the benefits of full-stack data science generalists over narrow functional specialists. The later will help you execute and bring process efficiencies. But, the former will help you learn, innovate, and bring a step-change in value - such is the role of data science.

Let Curiosity Drive: Fostering Innovation in Data Science

How to create an environment to empower your data scientists to come up with ideas you’ve never dreamed of.

Your Client Engagement Program Isn't Doing What You Think It Is.

This post explores the use of multi-arm and contextual bandits as a framework for structuring outreach and client engagement programs.

Putting the Power of Kafka into the Hands of Data Scientists

How Stitch Fix designed and built a scalable, centralized and self-service data integration platform tailored to the needs of their Data Scientists.

Synesthesia: The Sound of Style

If we could assign sounds to items of clothing, what would a Fix sound like?