You Have A Data Lake, Now What?

You have a data lake and you’re worried about drowning in it. This talk will address solutions and process for using what data you’ve collected effectively with your team and the rest of the organization. Practical and hands-on lessons covering the glamorous and not-so-glamorous next steps.

You’ve collected a ton of data and it’s just sitting there. You want to use it but where do you start? This talk will give you map so you can navigate your unique situation by asking and answering questions such as: What kind of data do you have and why does it matter? What things will come back to bite you if you don’t consider them up-front? What does collaboration that rocks look like? What problems will you run into and what strategies are useful for troubleshooting them? How do you choose what to do first? Why is interdisciplinarity important? Once it works, how do you automate it?



Alison Stanton


As Founder and Chief Problem Solver at Stanton Ventures, Alison Stanton focuses on business intelligence reporting, product measurement, and process improvement through automation. She makes data accessible, discoverable, and actionable for Operations teams, Product Managers, and clients. Currently, her main languages are SQL, Python, and LookML. She also provides diversity and inclusion consulting related to LGBTQ and women in tech communities upon request. She loves knitting, working on women coder retention, and using technology to empower audacious ideas.