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During our collaborations with partners from 17 countries and countless sectors, we’ve picked up tons of knowledge and best practices around how to turn data into better decisions. We steadily shared our learnings on this blog, and we have been thrilled to see the world respond. In 2017, just shy of 200,000 readers came to our blog to read, comment, and build a community around the power of data.

Here are the articles that our readers found most useful and enjoyable last year. Take a look and let us know if we missed any of your personal favorites!


top articles of 2016, top articles of 2017

Most of our most-viewed articles this year were from Academy! Check out the links below for articles power-packed with tips on how to collect, use and visualize data better.


top articles of 2016, top articles of 2017

This year’s top data stories were an examination of the Mumbai train system, stray dogs, and some myths about what it’s like to work with the Indian Government. Missed the stories the first time around or need a refresher? Dive back in with the links below.

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top articles of 2016, top articles of 2017

Our engineers were prolific blog writers this year, and several of their articles topped our charts. The first article — using the Titanic data set for learning the basics of machine learning — was actually the top engineering article for last year too!


top articles of 2016, top articles of 2017

Our remaining articles cover what it’s like to work in our team, with perspectives from our Deployments, Data and Hiring teams. In addition, one of our top articles answered many people’s burning question about SocialCops — what do we actually do?

Before we end, we’d like to take a moment to thank you for being a constant supporter and avid reader of our blog — your continued feedback and enthusiasm keeps us going. Wishing you a wonderful, successful, and data-filled 2018!

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