Here’s what happens when a data scientist goes to Disney World


A couple weeks ago, Mailchimp chief data scientist John Foreman wrote a guest post for Gigaom before leaving on a family trip to Disney World. He described the Magic Bands that arrived in the mail for his family and the possibilities that arise when we let companies — ranging from mega corporations like Disney(s dis) to obscure app vendors — track our locations in the physical world. This week, Foreman came on the Structure Show podcast to talk about whether the trip lived up to his analytic expectations and if it changed his mind about privacy.

Here are some of the highlights from that interview, but if you’re interested in privacy and the data science behind it — or just funny stories from Disney World — you’ll want to hear the whole thing.

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