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Wes McKinney

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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 - Sep 03, 2019
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In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley.Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped pre...
Wes McKinney
Sep 09, 2019
I can attest: this book is good, read it. I'm listening on Audible     source
Bad Blood
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou - Jan 28, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Ti...
Wes McKinney
Jun 21, 2018
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
Clean Code
A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Robert C. Martin - Aug 10, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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Even bad code can function. But if code isn t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile S...
Wes McKinney
Mar 25, 2015
@rbranson @skamille Clean Code by @unclebobmartin. A bible of software craftsmanship     source