Hope you’re having an excellent weekend. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast, as in the most recent episode Julia and I talk about developing junior analytics talent with Brittany Bennett of the Sunrise Movement. Brittany has thought more about growing the humans on her team than potentially any data leader I’ve met.
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If you have never had to hand-code basic entity resolution in a dbt model, well…I cannot help but be envious. Entity resolution—one of the most dry subjects imaginable (you’re welcome)—is one of those problems that seems, on its surface, to not be that hard. And then you just keep digging and digging and never hit the bottom.
Entity Resolution is a technique to identify data records in a single data source or across multiple data sources that refer to the same real-world entity and to link the records together. In Entity Resolution, the strings that are nearly identical, but maybe not exactly the same, are matched without having a unique identifier.