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Cool Info Graphics

Happy New Year Data Visualizers!

Sometimes exciting speakers come through Washington and we do everything in our power to accommodate them.  Randy Krum is the President of InfoNewt and author of Cool Infographics

The Cool Infographics blog highlights some of the best examples of data visualizations and infographics found in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet.  Cool Infographics has quickly grown to be one of the top sites in the information design industry.  With an average over 7,000 visitors per day and 300,000 page views per month, the site has reached a Google Page Rank of 6/10.

InfoNewt helps companies see their data by using innovative data visualization and infographic design techniques.

Randy is generally interested in Data Visualization, Infographic Design, Visual Thinking, Product Development and Marketing, and is always looking for better ways to get the point across.


• 6:30pm - Doors open, networking 

• 7:00pm - Introductions 

• 7:15pm  - Randy Krum

• 8:30pm - Q&A

• 8:45pm - Data Drinks!

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  • Startup C.

    Cool Info Graphics video should be available by the time you read this notification.

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Kimberly M.

    Where do I find the video of Randy's presentation?

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Randy K.

    Thanks everyone. It was great turnout for the event, and I appreciated everyone's comments and questions! I've posted my presentation slides on SlideShare. You can find them here:

    The links to the examples are all on this page:

    The book:

    The Tools:

    Ask any questions or post comments in the Linkedin Discussion Group:

    3 · February 16, 2014

    • Gary T.

      Thanks so much for posting the slides. A few of the great examples aren't in the book. I thought it was generous of you to post the links. Posting the slides is above and beyond.

      4 · February 17, 2014

  • NanS

    This was my first Data Viz event and I thought it was pitched just right. It was a concise overview of the the subject - but with Randy Krum's personal focus, stress of what he finds important, and humor, so it was both useful and entertaining. Yes you could read the book (and you should) but the personal touch is great. I've also read all of Tufte's books, starting right on publication of his first, but I still got something from his seminar.

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Ronnie L

    Chris, you must've misread—and miscounted—the comments. (Let's see what Greg Toth's exit poll says.) And what you see as evangelism, I see as essential context for a diverse group.

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Greg T.

      64 people said they would make practical use of the knowledge gained during the presentation and 4 people said they would not.

      3 · February 13, 2014

  • Michael

    This was my first Data Viz DC event and I really enjoyed it. There was a lot of great practical information. Thanks for a fantastic presentation!

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Nevin H.

    The only thing that could have made it better would have been actual food snacks; the speaker and his infographics were absolutely top notch!

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Jeff T.

    Hey all, the links referenced in the pres are here:

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Yi D.

    It is a great presentation and quite informative. I also wonder if there is a way to get his slides on line.

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Ronnie L

    Absolutely masterful. Thanks Randy! Thanks Data Viz DC!

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Inga

    Great event, informative presentation. Is it possible to circulate the presentation? I need more information in regards to tools to create inforgraphics. .

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Stephen G.

    This presentation exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot that I can potentially apply to my work.

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Dorothy S.

    Great presentation! Randy generously shared his knowledge giving folks interesting perspectives and inspiration.

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Jeff T.

    Great session Randy, looking forward to exploring several of the links in your presentation. Great overview and plenty of helpful tips!

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Marc

    A very informative session with a well thought out (and visually pleasing) presentation deck!

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Tony O.

    Awesome presentation by Randy.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Jeffrey P.

    I would be interested in the video or the slides if at all possible. Very informative btw - he moved quickly through the examples but it was still a fascinating presentation.

    2 · February 11, 2014

  • Gary T.

    Fantastic, practical advice with dozens of examples.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • KS

    Terrific info, terrific presentation, terrific speaker, terrific evening. One of the best speakers I have heard in a while, with so much to offer, well spoken and presented.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Jay K.

    1957 E Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20052

    February 11, 2014

  • Jonathan S.

    Yes this is in NW on the GWU campus. We are getting ready to go and look forward to seeing everyone!

    February 11, 2014

  • KS

    Is that E St NW or NE? Is this an office building?

    February 11, 2014

    • Matt N.

      It says GWU in the location area, which is consistent with NW.

      2 · February 11, 2014

    • Jay K.

      Questions like these are better answered affirmatively, not probabilistically.

      February 11, 2014

  • Rodney

    Looking forward to my first meet up since I moved to this area

    February 10, 2014

  • Ravi

    Yes, I am pretty excited there and meet with the experts.

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Sean Moore G.

      Ravi, what kinds of experts are you looking to meet? Working on something fun?

      February 8, 2014

    • Ravi

      I am a sr. BI developer and worked on lot of dashboard designs, so I am always interested in knowing what the other people are doing, learn from them and share my experiences as such. So I thought this will be a good place to meet like minded people. Currently I am working on reports and dashboards development with OBIEE and MicroStartegy tools.

      February 8, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Would like to be there, but may be traveling...

    February 6, 2014

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