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The Data Science Boom in Esports

  • In the past few years alone, Esports has become one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world, rivaling traditional sporting events like the NFL Super Bowl to the MLB World Series.
  • This came from a report from Newzoo, an analytics company, which projected that the Esports industry would bring in roughly $1.1 billion dollars in revenue, which is a 26.7% increase from the year prior.
  • Along with data provided by game developers, one of the most popular League of Legends websites for data analytics is a website called Mobalytics.
  • These positions can range in titles calling for Data Engineers to Data Scientists and even Game Analytics, Esports is becoming a hot spot for data science.
  • Gaming companies like Riot Games and other Esports organizations need and are out searching for talented data scientists to help optimize their game.

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The Data Science Boom in Esports

  • In the past few years alone, Esports has become one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world, rivaling traditional sporting events like the NFL Super Bowl to the MLB World Series.
  • This came from a report from Newzoo, an analytics company, which projected that the Esports industry would bring in roughly $1.1 billion dollars in revenue, which is a 26.7% increase from the year prior.
  • Along with data provided by game developers, one of the most popular League of Legends websites for data analytics is a website called Mobalytics.
  • These positions can range in titles calling for Data Engineers to Data Scientists and even Game Analytics, Esports is becoming a hot spot for data science.
  • Gaming companies like Riot Games and other Esports organizations need and are out searching for talented data scientists to help optimize their game.

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The DEV (Design) Team is Growing

  • We have had visual design help through the open source community as well as with @arakodesigner and her project-mates Rachel and David, who stayed on for a stint with us after we volunteered as their guinea pigs (through a UX course at General Assembly two years ago).
  • On any given day you'll find me collaborating on our low-level site reliability concerns, working with our frontend team, our marketing, support, or anything in-between.
  • So, just as our community can breath a huge sigh or relief that we now lean on @molly_struve to lead up our site reliability, our users will soon see the benefits of experienced leadership in our product/design.
  • Lisa has expressed a deep appreciation for collaboration with users in order to make the right design choices.

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The DEV (Design) Team is Growing

  • We have had visual design help through the open source community as well as with @arakodesigner and her project-mates Rachel and David, who stayed on for a stint with us after we volunteered as their guinea pigs (through a UX course at General Assembly two years ago).
  • On any given day you'll find me collaborating on our low-level site reliability concerns, working with our frontend team, our marketing, support, or anything in-between.
  • So, just as our community can breath a huge sigh or relief that we now lean on @molly_struve to lead up our site reliability, our users will soon see the benefits of experienced leadership in our product/design.
  • Lisa has expressed a deep appreciation for collaboration with users in order to make the right design choices.

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Motto linked to hate group removed from West Point football flag

  • New York (CNN) - The US Military Academy removed a longtime motto from its football team's spirit flag because the phrase is linked to hate groups, the academy said in a statement on Monday.
  • The letters GFBD, an abbreviation of "God Forgives, Brothers Don't," graced the Army team's skull and crossbones spirit flag for more than 25 years, according to the statement.
  • The statement said the motto was used by team, known as the Black Knights, to underscore teamwork, loyalty and toughness.
  • The academy immediately stopped using the motto after learning of its tie to hate groups, the statement said.
  • It's an athletics program "committed to teaching the Army Values, cultivating the warrior ethos and instilling pride in the military culture," according to the academy's website.
  • The US Military Academy is located in West Point, New York, along the Hudson River, and was established by legislation signed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802.

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Psychological safety is the most important element of any successful team. This quick assessment will tell you if your team has it.

  • In their book, "No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work," authors Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy include a simple assessment you can use to determine your team's degree of psychological safety.
  • When teams have psychological safety, the authors say, they feel they can "suggest ideas, admit mistakes, and take risks without being embarrassed by the group." Creating a psychologically safe workplace isn't just a nice thing to do for you teams; it's vital for business.
  • "What mattered was the 'how': The best teams were those whose members respected one another's ideas," the authors state.
  • It turns out that psychological safety is the most important dynamic that sets successful teams apart.
  • When your work environment is challenging but not threatening, employees will feel safe enough to think outside the box without fear, setting you up for success with your people and your business.

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Able Health (YC W16) is hiring a senior engineer to help improve patient care

  • Able Health is looking for Senior Software Engineers to build delightful features and improve the reliability of our systems as we rapidly scale our product and organization.
  • Find out if Able Health is a good fit for you by reading the latest version of our internal culture guide, documenting what it means to be an Able Health team member.
  • Learn what it’s like to work at Able Health by reading one engineer’s daily journal.
  • Read our living document of engineering team mission, principles, and practices that guide how we design, code, and ship product.
  • We'll reach out to schedule a consultation and technology demo, including a Q&A on MACRA and other quality programs with an Able Health policy expert.
  • Able Health is a Qualified Registry for data submission under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Berlin-based streaming guide JustWatch acquires New York rival GoWatchIt

  • GoWatchIt is one of now several services that offer a comprehensive guide to movies and TV aimed at helping people find things to watch across an increasingly fragmented streaming landscape, which now includes new services like Apple TV+ and Disney+, and soon, NBCU’s Peacock and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max. As a result of all the new entries, it has become more difficult for consumers to know what’s available, where it streams, and how much it costs.
  • It was more about the B2B partners and clients and the commercial team, particularly founder David Larkin whose new job will have him marketing JustWatch B2B products like the partner API, competitive VOD market intelligence, and JustWatch’s entertainment advertising products in the U.S. GoWatchIt was backed by Scout Ventures and other private funding.

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Sequoia VCs have funded Dropbox, Zoom, and Airbnb, and are now investing $3.35 billion in new startups. Here's what two partners look for in pitches.

  • Recent filings from Sequoia Capital revealed that the firm has raised $3.35 billion for investment funds focused on US, China, and India-based startups.
  • Sequoia's mission statement has remained unchanged for decades: "We help the daring build legendary companies, from idea to IPO and beyond." That mission continues to be a unifying theme for investments.
  • The firm prefers to invest early, either seed or series As — although they do invest in all funding rounds, Grady said.
  • It takes time (eight to 10 years, according to Vernal) to really understand if a company is going to endure.
  • While Vernal said the decision-making process at Sequoia tends to be objective and well documented, they have missed out on good investment opportunities.
  • But, according to Grady, and Sequoia's mission statement, everything the VC fund does is tied to "helping the daring build legendary companies." Grady stands by that mission as the force behind the firm.

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37 tech gifts your dad might actually use — for every budget

  • This backpack stays flat for storage, but it has room for a 15-inch laptop, water bottle, and other gear.
  • You get plenty of smartwatch features from this timepiece, like fitness tracking, notifications, and mobile payment, but the best part is that Captain America shows up when you power on the device.
  • With a variety of power ports, you can charge small USB devices and even larger equipment, like laptops.
  • This pair from Anker's Soundcore division uses active noise cancellation tech to block out the world, so you can focus on the tunes.
  • Robot mechs, an alternate reality, and land-conquering tactics — all the makings for a turn-based strategy video game, except this one is a tabletop board game, and one of the best ever created.
  • It has plenty of power to jump a car battery, but it can also recharge phones, laptops, or a small appliance.

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