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Telling Stories with Data

  • Oct 25, 2011 · 6:00 PM
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Hello Hacks and Hackers in Vancouver,

We're joining forces with Vancouver Data Visualization [VDV] to be part of their event: 

"Telling Stories With Data"

The awesome team at VDV has brought Nigel Stoodley of Tableau Software to help us navigate the data driven world and help us get meaning out of the complexity! Tableau’s web products are used by bloggers, journalists, and major media web sites to share data online as interactive visualizations. 

They will use Wikileaks data to show how Data Visualization helps people find and understand the story in the data. We think this is a great learning opportunity for Hacks & Hackers alike!

They also will show us how to use interactive analytics in blogs and documents, and how to share our stories with thousands of users.

We are happy to co-host the event. Big thanks to Jesse and Wayne of VDV for keeping us connected.

[you should consider joining the VDV group if you are interested re: unique representations of data!]


Hope to see some HH folks there.

Meetup Agenda:

1. VDV and HH News (10 mins)

2. Telling Stories with Data (20 mins)

3. Q&A with Nigel Stoodley (10 mins)

4. Member Announcements

    Any member can make a 30 second announcement (10 mins)

5. Networking (10 mins)

6. Wrap-up (5 mins)

More info including speaker BIO on VDV meetup page.


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  • Alamy L.

    Learned how to use the data to generate a quick chart/graph to present on web.
    And there are data from BC and Vancouver government that I could use.

    October 26, 2011

  • Ryan N.

    It was alright but I was under the impression we'd get to learn some good tricks about info-graphics. Instead we got some dataviz software pitched to us. Meeting up with other attendees afterwards was fun though.

    October 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tableau looks like an amazing and useful tool, I was very impressed. I'll not use it for my proprietary data, at least not the free version where I have to release that valuable information to the public, but I will for sure use it for data I have taken from the public domain.

    October 26, 2011

  • Miraj K.

    Weekend read!
    "Data journalism, data tools, and the newsroom stack"

    October 21, 2011

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