A few of my sources of inspiration

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One of the things I love about the internet is learning other people’s perspectives on setups and problems I am working on.

You can get this on LinkedIn (yes, some people post something else beyond – join our company).

As a starter, follow:
Mikko Piippo – for rare insights into CARE vs. CRAP analytics setups and Piwik/Matomo content.

Chad Sanderson – for explaining the limitations of the modern data stack

Lauren Balik – about the limitation of following the dbt religion

.Rogier Werschkull – about great insights and context for data & analytics engineering

And some people take the time to write longer pieces about the industry and what keeps them awake at night. And as far as I can see it, they usually do this on Substack (which comes with a handy newsletter as well).

Check out Benn Stencil’s content – which has become industry standard (or most shared content in Slack data communities) – honestly, Benn shares excellent thoughts and observations about the data space.

Also, check Sarah Krasnik‘s substack – Sarah has an extensive background in data engineering and building/maintaining data products, and she also writes about her experiences and observations. I liked her texts about tool utilization (something we love to ignore).

Talking about a much lower level here, I just started a Substack on the weekend about me working on a simpler data stack (than the modern). Feel free to give it a try.


Benn: https://benn.substack.com/
Sarah: https://sarahsnewsletter.substack.com/