The evolution of the data team: Lessons learned from growing a data team from 3 to 20 – Mindy Chen, Hudl


During this talk, Mindy Chen, Director of Decision Science at Hudl will take us on a journey through the challenges and opportunities she has seen when building a data team from scratch.

Growing from 3 data engineers to a robust team of 20, Snowplow customers Hudl, have been on a journey to establish their data capability. What started out as an experiment working on data ingestion has evolved into one of Hudl’s key competitive advantages.

Over the past 4 and a half years, the data team at Hudl has moved through several stages of evolution, leading to great successes as well as some important lessons.

Key Takeaways

  • Using the specific case of Hudl to explore the stages of evolution within the data team and what factors contributed to that evolution.
  • Reflect on the lessons learned at Hudl and what they would have done differently during their evolution.
  • Highlight the opportunities for data teams to exert their value and create long-term business impact.

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