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Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Twitter

Oh wow! We're very excited to announce that we'll be having Simon Rogers speaking next week. Scott Murray (@alignedleft), Assistant Professor of Design and recent author of the O'Reilly d3 book (Interactive Data Visualization for the Web) will be graciously hosting this meetup at USF, in a lovely chapel auditorium on their campus near Golden Gate Park. We're really pleased to be taking this meetup to USF, I think it will be inspiring and beautiful!

Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers edited and created, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them – and probably the world’s most popular data journalism website.

He has also been a news editor on the Guardian, working with the graphics team to visualise and interpret huge datasets.

In May 2013, he joined Twitter in San Francisco as the organisation’s first Data Editor working to tell stories from billions of tweets.

He was closely involved in the Guardian’s exercise to crowdsource 450,000 MP expenses records and the organisation’s coverage of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wikileaks war logs. He was also a key part of the Reading the Riots team which investigated the causes of the 2011 England disturbances.

Previously he was the launch editor of the Guardian’s online news service and has edited the paper’s science section. He has edited three Guardian books, including How Slow Can You Waterski and The Hutton Inquiry and its impact.


We're extremely lucky to have Simon and we're also very lucky to be able to hold the meetup at USF's Xavier Auditorium in Fromm Hall! The USF campus is located near Golden Gate Park, close to the 21, 5, and 31 MUNI buses, and we will be emailing attendees more detailed instructions on how to get to the building in the coming days.

Special thanks to co-organizers Sophie Engle (@sjengle) and Alark Joshi (@alark), both Assistant Professors in Computer Science at USF.  This event is generously supported by Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Department of Art + Architecture and the Department of Computer Science.

6:30-7:15 Social time. There will be pizza and drinks provided by USF.
7:15-8:15 Intros and Presentation, with open Q&A, time permitting. 
8:15-9:00 Social time. Meet Simon Rogers and Scott Murray and network with each other. 

How to get there:

The meetup will be held in Xavier Auditorium, which is in Fromm Hall, the building on the southeast corner of Parker Ave. and Golden Gate Ave. Please enter from the east side of the building. From Golden Gate, walk south (uphill) and you'll see the door on your right. From Parker, head east, then turn left around the side of the building. Map link here. We'll also have signs out on the street to help you find us!

The 5, 21, and 31 MUNI buses are all nearby. If you drive, we will have limited parking available in the Koret Center lots, on the corner of Parker Ave. and Turk St. You may park in any space in the upper or lower lots. (For Wednesday night only, you won't be ticketed!) See the map for entrances to each lot.

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  • Michele S.

    Great meetup! Thanks Simon for coming!

    November 14, 2013

  • Scott M.

    Thanks again to Simon Rogers for an excellent talk, and thanks to everyone who braved the chilly fog to join us! The talk was not recorded, but you can find Simon's slides here:

    4 · November 14, 2013

  • Troy G.

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend tonight's event. Hopefully my spot goes to good use to the first in line.

    November 13, 2013

    • Gabriella Z.

      Could you give that to me? I really want to attend that! @sha

      November 13, 2013

  • David W.

    As Troy said. Check your status. You may have graduated from the Waitlist.

    November 13, 2013

  • Dan B.

    I am working on building a group of people who want to participate but cannot due to scheduling or location.
    The group could meet using Skype or Google Hangout. E-me if you want to Meetup on the web: dan dot bikle at gmail

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is Golden Gate Ave the correct address? The campus website shows 2130 Fulton Street | San Francisco, CA.

    November 10, 2013

    • Scott M.

      We will be emailing out detailed directions to attendees shortly, as it can be a bit hard to find. Stay tuned!

      November 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am a graduate student at USF, you can enter the campus either from fulton, parker or golden gate

      November 12, 2013

  • Eric K.

    @ Nathan Jaye. Since it looks like you were first to ask, you can have my ticket. It turns out that I can't make it. bummer for me, good for you! I'll email the organizer and let him know.

    November 11, 2013

  • Gal S.


    November 11, 2013

  • Cliff Y.

    Nan Yang

    November 8, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • NerdWallet

    kindly offered to sponsor us with a venue, food/drinks

  • Trulia

    Trulia is kindly providing the venue and fees for running our group!

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