Love your data gift guide 2017 (for the data lover on your list)

Posted in: Business Insights, Technical Track

Do you have a hard-to-buy-for data professional on your list this holiday season? If you’re shopping for a special data analyst, BI pro or data scientist, it’s not always easy to choose the right gift. So we thought we’d make things a bit easier by creating the Love Your Data Gift Guide, with creative gift suggestions for anyone who works with and/or loves data.

Our suggestions include books for data experts looking for new inspiration and ideas on how to visually present data, gadgets for data lovers, data-driven artwork, and gift items that tell the world how they feel about data.

For the data visualization developer: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is a classic by American statistician Edward Tufte, covering the theory and practice in the design of data graphics, and includes 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics.

Because a visualization is worth a thousand words: Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals, or The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication.

For anyone interested in exploring the field of data science: Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking.

Ambient device for anyone who loves data – and gadgets: These display real time stock market trends, traffic congestion, pollen forecasts, and more.

Because data is beautiful: One of our data science project visualizations on a T-Shirt.

For the data pro who loves data: Help them tell the world about their love for data with a Pythian Love Your Data T-Shirt.

Say it with a mug: What better way to express the importance of data than with a mug? There are so many sayings about the importance of data in our lives. Our data experts liked these ones: Trust data not lore mug, or this Without data you’re just another idiot with an opinion mug.

Data as Art: The first 3422 digits of Pi arranged in an Archimedean spiral from Fine Art America.

Data Pro Action Figure: Because data professionals are your company’s superheroes, why not get them a personalized action figure that looks just like them.

Tablet stand: What data pro doesn’t have multiple devices running at any given time? They may have a couple of computers to run different operating systems, and perhaps a tablet to keep up with their email and reference material. Great for holding either a tablet or smartphone, this tablet stand will help keep desktop clutter in check.

Just for SQL experts: SQL aficionados are proud of their unique language. This I speak SQL mug is the perfect way to say “thank you for a great job” in SQL.

A data platform that meets all of your data lovers’ data analytics, reporting and data science needs:
Make your data pro’s life a whole lot easier with Kick AaaS, a fully managed analytics platform that brings together multiple data sources and makes the data available to everyone in your business.

** Note: This post is not intended to promote any particular product. Pythian is not affiliated in any way with the third party vendors mentioned in this post.

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About the Author

Lynda Partner is a self-professed data addict who understands how transformational data can be for organizations. In her role as EVP of Data and Analytics, Lynda focuses on Pythian’s services that help customers harness the power of data and analytics and holistically manage their data estate.

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