Stitch Fix: Become A Full Stack Data Science Company

Lots of good insights in here on Stitch Fix's model of hiring / training "full stack data scientists"—data scientists that can create a mathematical model, write production code, and maintain the model in production. While it's probably not possible to hire a whole team of people who can do everything, it is possible to train new hires across the entire stack.

Also, completely agree on explicit data team representation at at the C level:

When data science is your company’s competitive edge, having a CAO represent data science at the executive level is more effective than being represented by an engineering head, like a CTO. The CAO has a deeper and more nuanced understanding of data science(...)


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