Data Mesh is gradually revolutionizing data engineering practices around the world. The pace is accelerating, and, as a community, we need to provide more training material. Data Mesh for all ages is a pragmatic book for anyone interested in data, from six months old to 127 years old.
Regarding books, as of now, you have a limited selection. Of course, there is Zhamak Dehghani’s excellent reference book, Data Mesh: Delivering Data-Driven Value at Scale. More recently, Manning published Data Mesh in Action by Jacek Majchrzak (and the guy who wrote the foreword is nonetheless your humble servant), which provides another approach, more pragmatic.
However, both books assume that the reader has some computer science, data engineering, or software engineering background.
What about the billions of people who are not masters at dbt or Airflow? What about all those kindergarten kids waiting to make their career choice? The rebel inside me could not let that go on.
So, after successfully building a data mesh with a few teams of brilliant architects and engineers, I needed to share the concept of data mesh with more than the traditional audience of computer book readers. I mean not only the COO, CEO, CMO, and other non-technical CxO but also toddlers and elementary school students. With an unbeatable ratio of illustration-to-words is unbeatable.
In Data Mesh for all ages, I am talking to all of us. You do not have to be a geek or a nerd (although you can also be). The book is available for pre-order from my Etsy store at https://jgpai.etsy.com.
The book is a bit pricey, but printing costs for small series are astronomical. Nevertheless, you are also doing a good deed by buying the book. I commit to donating half of the profits to two great organizations: Black Girls Code (https://wearebgc.org) and Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com). This page will be updated with the donations.
Buy the book on Etsy at https://jgpai.etsy.com.