It's time for Wikimedia Tech Talks 2020 Episode 1! This talk will take
place on *26 February 2020 at 6 PM UTC*.
This month's talk will be in an interview format. You are invited to send
questions ahead of time by replying to this email, or you can ask during Q
& A section of the live talk by asking through IRC or the Youtube
Title: Data and Decision Science at Wikimedia
Speaker: Kate Zimmerman, Head of Product Analytics at Wikimedia
How do teams at the Foundation use data to inform decisions?
Sarah R. Rodlund talks with Kate Zimmerman, Head of Product Analytics at
Wikimedia, about what sorts of data her team uses and how insights from
their analysis have shaped product decisions.
Kate Zimmerman holds an MS in Psychology & Behavioral Decision Research
from Carnegie Mellon University and has over 15 years of experience in
quantitative and experimental methods. Before joining Wikimedia, she built
data teams from scratch at ModCloth and SmugMug, evolving their data
capabilities from basic reports to strategic analysis, automated
dashboards, and advanced modeling.
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Sarah R. Rodlund
Technical Writer, Developer Advocacy