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As a long-time practitioner in the data field (roles at Google, Cloudera and others) Josh Wills, currently Director of Data Science at Slack, explains some of the real-world motivations and tensions between data science and engineering teams.

In his own humorous way, Josh brings up some controversial ideas in this talk (ETL in Javascript?!) which spurred some highly interesting Q/A from the audience as well as prolonged attendee discussions throughout the event.

(Sorry that the picture is a bit dark, we were playing w/ the lights - but the audio is good!)

This talk was a keynote recorded at our DataEngConf event in San Francisco.

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Earlier this year, we launched a series that profiles our hardworking iHeartRadio engineering and product team. Today, we’re excited to chat with Senior Mobile Developer Hua Wang!


Before joining iHeart, Hua worked on mobile products at Pearson, Barclays, and Apptricity, among others. With a broad range of expertise, Hua has developed mobile technologies from robots to phones. She believes that mobile is impacting our lives like never before, with incredible potential for continued future disruption.



Why did you choose to become an engineer?

Simple: I love problem-solving, and being able to solve challenging problems is critical to being a good engineer. My approach looks something like this:

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Several weeks ago, we kicked off a series that profiles our tireless iHeartRadio engineering and product team. Today, we’re excited to chat with Associate Product Manager for Android, Eric Cogan, about his favorite projects, his music tastes and all you need to know about #iHeartLife.

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