Dan Turkenkopf (Milwaukee Brewers)

Episode 47 · March 12th, 2020 · 49 mins 9 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, Kendall, rachel, and talk about:

  • Moneyball and the new world of big data and baseball
  • How to merge gut feel based on experience with quantitative analysis
  • Parlaying an early love of baseball into a paid gig
  • The draw of building a team from scratch
  • Kendall being incredibly nerdsniped :)
  • Starting out as a tech lead
  • Putting the R in R&D
  • How baseball players respond to data-driven insights
  • Baseball engineering org structure
  • The particular difficulty of remote leadership
  • Adjusting priorities and developing process to compensate for team needs
  • Ensuring engineers interact respectfully with non-technical subject matter experts
  • Seeing his past self in his employees
  • Watching games to validate data models
  • Turning his job into a hobby and his hobby into a job

You can find Dan on Twitter at @dturkenk and on LinkedIn :)

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3