Summary:

On this week’s Structure Show we hash out why Microsoft, a software company, needs to weigh in on server design and Mailchimp’s data scientist on why we should watch what DisneyWorld is doing with your data.

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What a week: Microsoft provides its data center server spec to the masses (well to the Open Compute Project anyway) less than a week after IBM pretty much got out of servers altogether. On our latest Structure Show, Derrick Harris and I hash that out along with what we think Google is getting in its $400 million purchase of DeepMind. 

John Foreman, chief data scientist for MailChimp.

John Foreman, chief data scientist for MailChimp.

And you’ve got to hear John Foreman’s funny, epic take on his family’s recent DisneyWorld visit. Foreman,  MailChimp’s chief data scientist, has a fascinating take on what the Disney entertainment colossus can teach the world about big data and analytics and whether we should be delighted or creeped out by it. (Probably a little bit of both.)

So get comfy and listen up people!

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Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris

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