The General Data Protection Regulation was approved in 2016, to take effect on May 25th, 2018. Among other things, this regulation strengthens the rights of individuals over their personal data, allowing customers to request the personal information that a company keeps on them (a Subject Access Request, or ‘SAR’) and for customers to request that … Continue reading What is GDPR, and what does it mean to Paradise Bay?
It is quite often that a data scientist is confronted with the question: why develop a model? The person who asks wants a quick answer and going into the (presumably cumbersome) process of developing a model seems to him as a procrastinating exercise instead of just providing a quick answer. While, of course, there is … Continue reading To model or not to model should not be a question
I regularly meet data scientists outside King, and, although it might sound outrageous, it is actually true. Moreover, sometimes I have an opportunity to speak to very highly positioned data scientists within a range of very prominent organisations. Read it again: I used the word ‘very’ twice in the same sentence – it should speak … Continue reading One hundred days of solitude
At King, we need to group our users by different criteria in order to provide them with a better experience. For example, ‘all users that connect from France’ (so we can address them in their own language) or ‘all players that are on level 31’. We use this information during runtime to take fast decisions … Continue reading Player segmentation using bitmap data structures