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Data Driven: the podcast where we explore the emerging field of Data Science. We bring the best minds in Data, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence right to you every Tuesday.



The field of data science mashes up the worlds of statistics, database architecture and software engineering. Data Scientist has been labelled by the Harvard Business Review, as "the sexiest job of the 21st century." A quick search of job search sites reveal that this field is in high demand.



In a world where Data is the new Oil, Data Science the new Refineries, consider this Car Talk for the Data Age. Every week we bring the best minds in this emerging field straight to you. Our goal is to educate and inspire our listeners so that they can be prepared to thrive in a Data Driven world.

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Data Driven: the podcast where we explore the emerging field of Data Science. We bring the best minds in Data, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence right to you every Tuesday.



The field of data science mashes up the worlds of statistics, database architecture and software engineering. Data Scientist has been labelled by the Harvard Business Review, as "the sexiest job of the 21st century." A quick search of job search sites reveal that this field is in high demand.



In a world where Data is the new Oil, Data Science the new Refineries, consider this Car Talk for the Data Age. Every week we bring the best minds in this emerging field straight to you. Our goal is to educate and inspire our listeners so that they can be prepared to thrive in a Data Driven world.

    Andy Leonard’s Excellent Data Adventure

    Andy Leonard’s Excellent Data Adventure

    In this episode, we turn the microphones on ourselves on more time and ask the questions we ask (almost) all our guests to our favorite data engineer, Andy Leonard.

    • 46 min
    RIP Brian Moran

    RIP Brian Moran

    Andy and I are mourning the loss of a dear friend and mentor, Brian Moran has passed away.
    I spoke a few words in his honor and Andy wrote this: https://andyleonard.blog/2021/07/rest-in-peace-brian-moran/
    The world is a better place because Brian Moran was in it.
    He will be missed.

    • 13 min
    How Data Found Frank La Vigne

    How Data Found Frank La Vigne

    In this third episode of the fifth season, we turn the microphone onto ourselves and interview one of our own: Frank La Vigne.
    This episode was recorded as a livestream on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitch. You should consider subscribing to us there, so you can participate in the live Q and A.

    • 34 min
    Chris Wexler on Using AI to Protect the Vulnerable

    Chris Wexler on Using AI to Protect the Vulnerable

    In this second episode of the fifth season, Frank and Andy speak to Chris Wexler about using AI to protect the vulnerable.
    Speaking of which, I would like to advise you, dear listener, that this show touches on some sensitive areas, namely child sexual abuse materials.
    If you have little ears or sensitive persons within listening range, you may want to pause or skip this episode.
    Transcript00:00:00 BAILey
    Hello and welcome to data driven, the podcast where we explore the emerging fields of data science and artificial intelligence.
    00:00:07 BAILey
    In this second episode of the 5th season, Frank and Andy speak to Chris Wexler about using AI to protect the vulnerable.
    00:00:13 BAILey
    Speaking of which, I would like to advise you, dear listener, that this show touches on some sensitive areas, namely child sexual.
    00:00:20 BAILey
    Abuse materials.
    00:00:22 BAILey
    If you have little ears or sensitive persons within listening range, you may want to pause or skip this episode.
    00:00:28 BAILey
    Don't say we didn't warn you.
    00:00:30 BAILey
    Now on with the show.
    00:00:31 Frank
    Hello and welcome to data driven, the podcast where we explore the emerging fields of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
    00:00:39 Frank
    If you like to think of data as the new oil, then you can think of us as well Car Talk because we focus on where the rubber meets the verb.
    00:00:46 Frank
    Road and with me on this epic virtual road trip down the information superhighway, as always is Andy Lander. How's it going, Andy?
    00:00:54 Andy
    Good Frank, how are you brother?
    00:00:56 Frank
    I'm doing alright, I'm doing alright. We've had a chaotic week at Chateau Lavinia we. We ended up going to Baltimore in the middle of the night on.
    00:01:05 Frank
    Wednesday, wow, so you pick up.
    00:01:06 Andy
    Wow, what was in Baltimore?
    00:01:06 Andy
    What was in Baltimore?
    00:01:09 Frank
    A really good pizza, but mostly we went because there was a situation bad situation where the pit bull that was about to go to a shelter and so we do a lot of fostering and rescuing of dogs.
    00:01:25 Frank
    So we just got her out and we've spent kind of the rest of the week all over our free time trying to find our new home and she landed in the new home on Saturday and she's doing great. So that's.
    00:01:37 Andy
    That's awesome, and it's really it's really awesome y'all do that kind of stuff.
    00:01:41
    Yeah.
    00:01:42 Frank
    Yeah, I always wanted to do it, but it only and it's only been in the last. You know, maybe like 5-10 years I've been able to do it, so we've been doing that.
    00:01:51 Frank
    Cool, the risk of fostering is primarily foster failing. How we we got our current dog count up to five.
    00:01:59 Frank
    Uh, while twelve. That weekend, my wife and I counted it like 12 dogs who kind of come through our house the last two years. Three years.
    00:02:06 Andy
    Nice.
    00:02:07 Frank
    So it's a good thing to do. We have the space to do it and.
    00:02:12 Frank
    You know at the time this one, we didn't know anything about, so we had to kind of keep her isolated.
    00:02:17 Frank
    So we had like this airlock system. She's a super sweetheart with people, but she's kind of iffy around other dogs and she she's super strong. So once she had her mind to do something it takes a lot of effort.
    00:02:18 Andy
    Light.
    00:02:25
    Right?
    00:02:32 Frank
    To corral her.
    00:02:34 Frank
    But she's super happy. She's the only dog in her new home and she has them wrapped around her little paw already, so.
    00:02:42 Frank
    How things go?
    00:02:42 Andy
    That's funny, things are good, you know, pretty quiet weekend. Here we have, uh, it's warmer weather. We're recording this on the Ides of March.
    00:02:54 Andy
    Now debatably, the upwards of March, yes, depending on who you talk to, it's probably the 13th, but I don't, I don't know.
    00:02:54 Frank
    Well, you are

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dave Wentzel on Why You Don’t Need a Data Warehouse

    Dave Wentzel on Why You Don’t Need a Data Warehouse

    In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy chat with Philadelphia Microsoft Technology Center Data Architect Dave Wentzel on why you do not need a data warehouse.
    Also, Frank discusses leaving Microsoft, Frank and Andy talk about five seasons of Data Driven, and even BAILeY has a sentimental moment.
    Transcripts00:00:00 BAILey
    Hello and welcome to data driven, the podcast where we explore the emerging wait a tick. This is the premiere episode of Season Five. Can you believe it? Data driven started four years ago this month.
    00:00:14 BAILey
    Up until last season, we had a human doing the voiceover work. That is until she was replaced by an AI. Yours truly.
    00:00:23 BAILey
    In this episode, Frank and Andy speak to Dave Wensel about why you don't need a datawarehouse. We're starting off the new season with a bit of contrarian tone.
    00:00:33 BAILey
    It's a lively back and forth conversation that runs contrary to prevailing wisdom. Don't say we didn't warn you? Now on with the show.
    00:00:41 Frank
    Hello and welcome to data driven. The podcasts were we wait a minute. We've been saying this Andy for four years now. Can you believe it?
    00:00:48 Andy
    Four years, that's crazy talk.
    00:00:52 Frank
    That's just craziness. So I think when you and I first talked about this and that was that fateful, I think it was December was right after Thanksgiving. But before Christmas, I was thinking about starting a podcast and as a data scientist, I needed someone.
    00:01:01 Andy
    Yeah, yeah.
    00:01:09 Frank
    That was a data engineer that could kind of round out the talent there and and and and obviously I wanted someone I knew, liked, and trust.
    00:01:11 Frank
    Found out.
    00:01:11 Frank

    00:01:22 Frank
    And so it was you.
    00:01:25 Andy
    Well, I'm just glad all of the real smart data engineers you knew were busy. That's all I got to say.
    00:01:25 Frank
    Much.
    00:01:30 Frank
    Ah, no man. You were the first one. I reached out to and the only one I would have done it with it. So I was delighted when you said yes because starting a podcast can sound like a daunting thing, particularly if you haven't done it before.
    00:01:44 Andy
    Yeah, neither one of us really had. And gosh, it's it's worked out. What are we up to? 180,000 downloads or something? I mean that's.
    00:01:52 Frank
    Something.
    00:01:53 Frank
    Like that about hundred 8000 downloads. I mean, we're not Joe Rogan, but that's OK, Yep.
    00:01:55
    Yeah.
    00:01:57 Andy
    No.
    00:01:59 Andy
    Yep, Yep.
    00:01:59 Andy
    Yep.
    00:02:01 Frank
    But you know what, we we we've impacted. I think the community in a significant way. We've we've done a number of things we've we've innovative how we podcast.
    00:02:12 Frank
    Uh, we we've actually managed to keep a good cadence with some exceptions.
    00:02:18 Andy
    Yeah, thanks.
    00:02:19 Frank
    You know, we we finally did earlier this year or late last year, kind of fulfill our vision of it being data driven TV when we actually interviewed guests on.
    00:02:27 Andy
    Yes.
    00:02:32 Frank
    On video.
    00:02:33 Frank
    And that was that actually delayed the launch of the show by about three months.
    00:02:38 Andy
    It did but also uhm. Yeah, that was interesting, but you know it's typical software development, right? You release a feature and then you debug it. The I have this saying about that Frank. All software is tested some intentionally.
    00:02:52 Frank
    Sometimes.
    00:02:53 Andy
    Right?
    00:02:56 Frank
    I love it, but I also like how, how, how both our careers have evolved over the last four years. And dumb, you know, this being the premiere episode of Season 5 and we have something special lined up, but I'll get to that in a minute.
    00:02:58 Andy
    Hello.
    00:03:03 Andy
    Oh gosh, itch.
    00:03:11 Andy
    June.
    00:03:12 Frank
    You've progressed in your career. We, you and I've worked on some some projects together or virtual Summit. What we're

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Carlos Chacon on Data Community, Family, & Messy Data in Legacy CRM Systems

    Carlos Chacon on Data Community, Family, & Messy Data in Legacy CRM Systems

    In this episode, Frank and Andy speak to Carlos Chacon about data community, family, and messy data in legacy CRM systems.
    Transcript
    00:00:00 BAILey
    Hello and welcome to data driven, the podcast where we explore the emerging wait a tick. This is the premiere episode of Season Five. Can you believe it? Data driven started four years ago this month.
    00:00:14 BAILey
    Up until last season, we had a human doing the voiceover work. That is until she was replaced by an AI. Yours truly.
    00:00:23 BAILey
    In this episode, Frank and Andy speak to Dave Wensel about why you don't need a datawarehouse. We're starting off the new season with a bit of contrarian tone.
    00:00:33 BAILey
    It's a lively back and forth conversation that runs contrary to prevailing wisdom. Don't say we didn't warn you? Now on with the show.
    00:00:41 Frank
    Hello and welcome to data driven. The podcasts were we wait a minute. We've been saying this Andy for four years now. Can you believe it?
    00:00:48 Andy
    Four years, that's crazy talk.
    00:00:52 Frank
    That's just craziness. So I think when you and I first talked about this and that was that fateful, I think it was December was right after Thanksgiving. But before Christmas, I was thinking about starting a podcast and as a data scientist, I needed someone.
    00:01:01 Andy
    Yeah, yeah.
    00:01:09 Frank
    That was a data engineer that could kind of round out the talent there and and and and obviously I wanted someone I knew, liked, and trust.
    00:01:11 Frank
    Found out.
    00:01:11 Frank

    00:01:22 Frank
    And so it was you.
    00:01:25 Andy
    Well, I'm just glad all of the real smart data engineers you knew were busy. That's all I got to say.
    00:01:25 Frank
    Much.
    00:01:30 Frank
    Ah, no man. You were the first one. I reached out to and the only one I would have done it with it. So I was delighted when you said yes because starting a podcast can sound like a daunting thing, particularly if you haven't done it before.
    00:01:44 Andy
    Yeah, neither one of us really had. And gosh, it's it's worked out. What are we up to? 180,000 downloads or something? I mean that's.
    00:01:52 Frank
    Something.
    00:01:53 Frank
    Like that about hundred 8000 downloads. I mean, we're not Joe Rogan, but that's OK, Yep.
    00:01:55
    Yeah.
    00:01:57 Andy
    No.
    00:01:59 Andy
    Yep, Yep.
    00:01:59 Andy
    Yep.
    00:02:01 Frank
    But you know what, we we we've impacted. I think the community in a significant way. We've we've done a number of things we've we've innovative how we podcast.
    00:02:12 Frank
    Uh, we we've actually managed to keep a good cadence with some exceptions.
    00:02:18 Andy
    Yeah, thanks.
    00:02:19 Frank
    You know, we we finally did earlier this year or late last year, kind of fulfill our vision of it being data driven TV when we actually interviewed guests on.
    00:02:27 Andy
    Yes.
    00:02:32 Frank
    On video.
    00:02:33 Frank
    And that was that actually delayed the launch of the show by about three months.
    00:02:38 Andy
    It did but also uhm. Yeah, that was interesting, but you know it's typical software development, right? You release a feature and then you debug it. The I have this saying about that Frank. All software is tested some intentionally.
    00:02:52 Frank
    Sometimes.
    00:02:53 Andy
    Right?
    00:02:56 Frank
    I love it, but I also like how, how, how both our careers have evolved over the last four years. And dumb, you know, this being the premiere episode of Season 5 and we have something special lined up, but I'll get to that in a minute.
    00:02:58 Andy
    Hello.
    00:03:03 Andy
    Oh gosh, itch.
    00:03:11 Andy
    June.
    00:03:12 Frank
    You've progressed in your career. We, you and I've worked on some some projects together or virtual Summit. What we're calling Ring Gate, which will announce very very soon and and but. But most of all, is been my kind of skilling up in transition into data engineering myself.
    00:03:29 BAILey
    Ehm

    • 1 hr 4 min

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