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Wes McKinney is an American software developer and businessman. He is the creator and "Benevolent Dictator for Life" of the open-source pandas package for data analysis in the Python programming language, and has also authored two versions of the reference book Python for Data Analysis.
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Super Pumped
The Battle for Uber
Mike Isaac - 2019-09-03
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A cautionary tale of ambition, deception, and the perils of startup culture in Silicon Valley. This page-turning account follows the rise and fall of Uber, the transportation giant that promised to revolutionize the way we move people and goods through the world, only to become a symbol of everything wrong with the tech industry. Packed with insider information and previously unpublished documents, Super Pumped examines the toxic internal culture and bare-knuckle tactics of Uber, and how blind worship of startup founders can go horribly wrong. A vivid example of how massive wealth, rapid upheaval, and unchecked power can lead to catastrophic consequences in American corporate history.
Wes McKinney
I can attest: this book is good, read it. I'm listening on Audible      source
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Bad Blood
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou - 2018-05-21
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This book sheds light on the fascinating rise and fall of a Silicon Valley startup that promised to revolutionize the medical industry. The founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, was hailed as the next Steve Jobs, but her company's technology didn't work. The result? Patients were put in danger and investors lost billions. This gripping story of ambition and hubris is a cautionary tale of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron.
Wes McKinney
I recently finished Bad Blood (the Theranos book): it was the fastest I ever finished an audiobook over 10 hours long. Seriously could not stop listening.      source
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Clean Code
A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Robert C. Martin - 2008-08-01 (first published in 2007)
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Are you tired of poorly written code? Look no further than Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin offers a revolutionary paradigm to distill the best agile practices of cleaning code on the fly. Dive into case studies and heuristics to learn how to tell good code from bad, write good code, create good names, implement complete error handling, and more. This book is a must-read for any developer, software engineer, or project manager looking to produce better code.
Wes McKinney
@rbranson @skamille Clean Code by @unclebobmartin. A bible of software craftsmanship      source