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intermediate Python • basic pandas • basic knowledge of one NLP package
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understand computational governance • implement data policies for data products as well as individual data pieces
Sven Balnojan
1 week · 3-5 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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The development teams at Messflix, a movie and TV-show streaming platform are pushing domain data products through their newly implemented data mesh. Now the CTO has tasked you, their consultant, with striking a balance between the benefits of the data mesh, the freedoms the data products have, their usefulness, their interoperability, and aspects of their security. You’ll use Python and pandas to write policies that check the registration and pushed data, helping users provide all the required registration information. You’ll create tooling to classify data into categories for improved data labeling, and protect sensitive data with pseudonymization functions. When you’re done, you’ll have learned skills for federated computational governance that balance the benefits of data products with the benefits of the data mesh.

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Sven Balnojan

Sven Balnojan is a data technologist and product-person focused on helping the world extract more value from the exponentially growing amount of data. He’s passionate about all things data, including machine learning, AI, and business intelligence. As a manager of internal data teams, he’s been integral in easing their transitions from being a service-oriented to platform-oriented data team. He enjoys getting his hands dirty as a data developer, whether in the field of machine learning, data engineering, or data DevOps.

For his PhD in mathematics, Sven wrote a thesis in the field of singularity theory. He’s the co-author of Manning’s Data Mesh in Action and author of the Three Data Point Thursday newsletter. He blogs on datacisions.com and makes appearances in various online talks.


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