Meetup details changed: Hacks/Hackers: "Timeless: Tools for helping reporters create a visual timeline"

From: Matt C.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2:18 PM
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/calendar/13946817/

When: Tuesday, July 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Microsoft NERD Center
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142

Title: "Timeless: Tools for helping reporters create a timeline"

Interested in learning more about the cutting-edge world of data visualization? Want to know how to turn lifeless data into game-changing charts, maps, and visuals?

Main speakers Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Vi?gas are world-recognized leaders in data visualization. Their pioneering work has reinvented visualization as a mass medium. They will present new tools for helping reporters create timelines.

They led IBM's Visual Communication Lab and their landmark system, Many-Eyes.com, was the first to put powerful visualization tools in the hands of a general audience. Their vision of democratizing visualization has empowered journalists, businesspeople, and scientists to tell stories with data.

Also speaking: Austin Gardner-Smith will talk about Pinyadda.com, a web application designed to make it easy to gather, customize, and share news and information from across the web

The meeting starts at 6 p.m., with munchies until 7, when talks start.

Note: A voluntary contribution of $10 is requested to cover the costs of munchies and drinks. Students are free, of course.

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Maybe" as well as "Yes".)

You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/suggestion/

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