The inaugural Data Mishaps Night took place at 7pm CST on Friday, Feb 5th 2021. We had over 250 attendees and 16 presenters participate in a magical night of shared data mistakes and learnings.
In 2021, we had four main themes for the data mistakes: “The Forest and the Trees”, “Too Good to Be True”, “Unchecked Assumptions” and “The Classics”.
The Forest and the Trees
When we get so lost in the details, that we forget to take a step back and look at the the big picture.
Too Good to Be True
When you’ve solved the problem and are in awe of your own brilliance, but are in for a rude awakening.
When you’ve done a brilliant data project, but you missed a fundamental piece of information.
We’ve all been through the classics: NA’s, incorrect joins, strings as factors and a multitude of other “face palm” type errors.