Integrating Web Services with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
The "Aha" Moment: How to Onboard an API Service and Get Active Users
Introducing Serverless Data Feeds
Share Data Without Sharing Credentials: Introducing Pipe-level Permissions
Just Binge-Listened to 95 SaaStr Podcasts, Here's What I Learned
Lessons from the Data Ecosystem: Part 2
What We've Learned from Exploring the Data Ecosystem: Part 1
We're Reinventing the Query Builder (Well, Kinda)
Talking With Data Journalists: 5 Takeaways from Our Summer Research Project
Data Journalism Survey Results: Crunching the Numbers
About Nate Williams
I’m Nate Williams, co-founder of Flex.io and a few other startups.
I’m a data professional, city dweller and amateur oneironaut. I love new ventures, good design, landscape-changing innovation, cultural history and backpacking in the hinterlands.
It’s been a busy season of coding for our team. But with frigid temperatures and snow falling, what better time to hunker down and work on a major product update?
After many long winter nights, we have a new version of Flex.io in the wild that’s loaded with goodies.Read more
As we’ve progressed through our private beta, one of the most fruitful activities has been talking with folks in different user communities about their data projects. This has had a profound impact on our product vision and roadmap (including a few major pivots).Read more
In the brief history of the data ecosystem, the query builder already seems like a relic of a bygone era. Compared to predictive analytics, machine learning, and all the innovation going on around Big Data, the query builder is hardly a shiny new thing.Read more
Over the summer, we embarked on a research project to learn more about data journalism and how data journalists work with data.Read more
During our summer research project, we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing over 15 data journalists about their work so far. And while we’ve been hearing fascinating stories and learning a lot about how they work with data, we also wanted to put some numbers to these conversations. Enter our Data Journalism Survey.Read more
After ten fantastic interviews with data journalists about their work, one point is already clear – data literacy is an increasingly essential skill.
Matt Keifer of the Chicago Reporter puts it succinctly: “Data is getting to be ubiquitous. … I think that ‘data journalism’ is an anachronism waiting to happen. Just call it journalism.”Read more
This summer, we’ve started a new research project. The goal? To find out more about data journalism, and what, if anything, might make journalism-related data projects easier.
Our core question: are there any common data bottlenecks that data journalists encounter that Flex.io can help eliminate or reduce?Read more
Data projects come in many shapes and sizes. From big data predictive analytics to small data spreadsheet projects, from building new open data applications to reconciling a couple of ERP tables in the accounting department.Read more
In an excellent post, CIO Isaac Sacolick asks, what technologies work best for decentralized data scientists?Read more