About Ken Kaczmarek
Hi there, I’m Ken Kaczmarek, one of the co-founders of Flex.io.
Bean counter by trade, data wrangler by fate and homebrewer by necessity. I’ve gotten into trouble all around the world and currently on the lam in Chicago. Don’t tell my kids; they still think I’m on the up and up. A strong believer that anyone can make a good pie filling, but true transcendence can only be found in the crust.
Throughout the Flex.io journey, we’ve often used the phrase: “Data is a Team Sport.”Read more
We recently had the honor to participate at PyCon (the preeminent annual Python conference) in Portland, as an invitee to Startup Row. It was truly wonderful to be a part of this fantastic community of coders and have a front-row seat to the bleeding edge of Python innovation.Read more
In the course of our private beta, I’d estimate that two-thirds of our sign-ups have come from developers and other IT folks. But, when you’re kinda, sorta reinventing the query builder for data prep and ETL, why would a developer—a demigod who can pump out a script on demand—care?Read more
Who needs a #drinkwithharry?Read more
As everyone knows by now, data is the new black. Conventional wisdom says businesses will either be data-driven or be at a serious competitive disadvantage.Read more
At this point, we’ve all heard the news.Read more
Like Doctor Dolittle’s famed pushmi-pullyu, enterprise data projects have a serious agility problem.Read more
Gusty winds and 14 degree temperatures are apparently no match for pizza, beer and code.Read more
Much electronic ink has been spilled on the rise of the data scientist.Read more
I recently found an article discussing the four different types of Data Scientists. Turns out there’s a quite a bit of wiggle in what the term “Data Scientist” might mean – from business savant to data viz wiz to world class coder to Ph.D. in statistics. A question is posed:Read more