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Data governance: on the offensive (#2 Data Maturity Series)

In my last post, we looked at why organisations often fail to engage data initiatives properly, leaving them stuck in first gear, or worse, spinning in neutral. We covered the concept of the data supply chain being comprised of a...

Generating data insight: it’s a (supply) chain reaction (#1 Data Maturity Series)

It’s not the sort of statistic you’ll ever see in a sales deck, but the dirty secret of the data business is that most projects fail. In this new series of blogs, I want to take a look at where...

The life of Python: Highlights from PyCon AU 2019

Opportunities to actively engage and learn are vital to our work at Poplin Data so it was great to attend the recent  PyCon AU 2019 with other members of the engineering team. The event brought together professionals, students and enthusiast...

The importance of owning your own data

As Equifax prepares to pay out as much as $US700 million in compensation for its spectacular 2017 security breach, and cosmetics retailer Sephora apologises for a leak of Asia Pacific customer data, now is a good time to consider the...

Poplin Data Retail Week

This week Poplin Data was all about Retail and eCommerce as we had a series of events in Sydney. On Tuesday 23rd of July, we hosted the first in our Thought Leaders Breakfast series, where more than 70 people came...

v0.2.14 of the Snowplow Inspector Released

  The latest version of our Snowplow Inspector extension has been released - thanks to the well over 2000 users! This latest version includes HAR imports, the ability to stream live events from ElasticSearch, clearer signals for invalid events as...

Snowplow Meet Up

Slides from Snowplow meetup: What’s good (and not so good) on GCP and Server Side Tracking with Catch.com.au

Key points Snowplow on GCP offers some great benefits; including speed, streaming capabilities and scaling without thinking Not so good features; table mutations are smart - but not how you want them. BigQuery - forget everything you know! Why Catch.com.au...

Poplin Pikelets

Poplin bake off

This morning we had our first ever team bake off. Inspired by our mates down the hall at Get Your Guide who fed us last week, we all brought in baked goods. We weren't planning to make it competitive but...

Come in we're open

You need to own your data: Open Source vs proprietary data platforms

Key points: Open Source platforms give you control over your data Proprietary vendors can change direction and remove features Opening up the black boxes means you can understand what’s going on Open Source doesn’t mean you have to run it...

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