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Hi, my name is Michael Kahan

I'm a data consultant, creator of The Modern Engineer Playbook & The Playbook for dbt‚ĄĘ.

You can also find me on YouTube (36K+ subs, 3M+ views) sharing data engineering tutorials & best practices.

Over the past decade, I've built & maintained over a dozen data architectures at start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

Teams love modern data tools for how quickly they can get started but often end up overwhelmed, or worse, making a mess.

While there's plenty of information on ways to add complexity & more tools, I believe less is more when it comes to engineering.

This approach has helped me go from a self-taught engineer with no experience to advising data teams around the world as a consultant.

It's also what I now teach other aspiring data engineers & teams through my content & courses.

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