This was originally posted on High Scalability. Building data products is not easy. Many people are uncomfortable with numbers, and even more don’t really understand statistics. It’s very, very easy to overwhelm people with numbers, charts, and tables – and yet numbers are more important than ever. The trend toward running companies in a data-driven …

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We’ve been hosting a series of monthly meetups on C++ programming topics. The theme of the series is a chapter-by-chapter reading of Scott Meyers’ new book, “Effective Modern C++”. The meetings so far have been December: Arthur O’Dwyer on “C++11’s New Pointer Types” (EMC++ chapter 4) January: Jon Kalb on “Rvalue References, Move Semantics, and …

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When we started Mixpanel, we used amCharts, a pretty full-featured Flash-based charting library. This wasn’t ideal though – it’s closed-source and, well, it’s Flash. We ultimately switched over to pure Javascript charts and it was a great decision. Now if something wonky happens, I can easily modify the library code. We also get the added …

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