You don’t become a data scientist in a bubble. In fact, no one becomes anything in a bubble. Interacting with the best of the best in your field of preference is how you become an expert, a master, the go-to person in your industry. So when it comes to Umbel’s own data scientists and developers, we make sure they get their feet wet (or heck, totally immersed) in what’s new and next in data visualization.
See, data visualization is Umbel’s bread and butter — because it’s what makes clients’ data make sense. We’re over spreadsheets and unappealing graphics that look as bad as they function, which is why you’ll never see anything of the sort on Umbel’s backend. Instead, our developers extensively use D3.js for our interactive graphs and charts.
OK, OK. We might be ringing our own bell a bit here, but our tech team really does floor us and our clients with their precision and speed. They are the reason we’re able to tell our clients they don’t need a tech team to gather their data — because ours has built out such an intuitive and simple front-end that you never have to dig around in the back-end to that make the magic happen.
To keep up the innovative work, four folks from our tech team will be heading to Boston and Denver this week to stock up on fresh coding language ideas and uses.
In its inaugural year of what will be a yearly conference, GopherCon is a conference dedicated to the Go programming language backed by Google, Bit.ly, Heroku, Iron.io, SoundCloud, dotCloud and Canonical. The Go programming language is a unique tool for building reliable software at scale — particularly in association with big data.
Keynotes will be given by Rob Pike, the co-designer and developer of the Go programming language and a Distinguished Engineer at Google, Inc, and Andrew Gerrand, co-author of A Tour of Go and the fourth most prolific contributor to the Go project. Representation from CloudFlare, Paypal, Puppet Labs, Mozilla, SoundCloud, MongoDB, Apcera and more will also be present.
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We’re always looking for innovative tech talent that can seriously impress. Think you have what it takes? Check out some of our openings.