• A Practical Guide to the Art of Data Storytelling

    General Assembly

    According to a recent McKinsey report, only 18% of companies believe they can gather and use data insights effectively. Join Zach Gemignani, CEO of Juice Analytics and author of Data Fluency, at our July Atlanta Data Visualization Meetup. Zach will share practical ways and examples of turning big data results into business friendly insights. Juice Analytics has been designing and implementing data visualization solutions for over 10 years. Learn more at https://www.juiceanalytics.com/solution Agenda: 6:30 – Food and networking 7:00 – Presentation from Zach

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  • Improving Analytics UX and Adoption with Information Design

    Join us on Tuesday, June 25th to hear from Michel Guillet and Sandy Oliver about how Applied Systems improved user experience and grew adoption of dashboard solutions for the insurance industry. Agenda: 6:30 – Food and networking 7:00 – Presentation from Michel and Sandy About the Talk: In 2016 Applied Systems launched the insurance industry's first analytics solution for insurance agencies. It was met with a lot of enthusiasm by the industry; however as users got their hands on the product itself there were concerns about the usability of the 19 dashboards they were now expected to use on a regular basis. During the course of[masked] the Applied Analytics team incorporated information design into its customer requirements and development process. With better process and improved visualization Applied Analytics customer adoption began to improve. About Our Speakers: Michel Guillet is a consultant who provides data product management and marketing services. He has 20+ years of experience in data analysis solutions and teaches data visualization as a part of GSU's MSA Data Science Program. Sandy Oliver is a Product Manager at Applied Systems. She has 15+ years of experience working with Independent Insurance Agents. She has a passion for creating solutions that leverage current technologies resulting in increased productivity and higher client and staff satisfaction.

  • Hands-on Workshop with MapD

    1100 Abernathy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

    Hi all! On August 14th, we will have special guest and sponsor MapD joining us to do a hands-on workshop with their data analytics platform. MapD's platform returns instant big data query results and interactive visualizations, removing the technology obstacles to immersive data exploration. MapD's open source GPU database and Immerse visualization platform leverages GPUs to execute SQL queries and render complex visualizations with billions of rows in milliseconds. Participants in the workshop will get to experience firsthand the power of GPUs for data analytics, with instantaneous interaction on very large datasets. To learn more about MapD, check out https://www.mapd.com/. AGENDA 6:30 – 7:00: Socializing over food and drink 7:00 – 9:00: MapD workshop with Aaron Williams, VP of Global Community at MapD Technologies GETTING THERE The event will be on the third floor of the 500 building. This building is MARTA accessible via the Sandy Springs Station. For those driving, you can park on Level D of the parking garage attached to the building. Please enter through the lobby entrance to access the elevator to the 3rd floor. WHAT TO BRING Please bring your laptop and charger if you'd like to follow along. You’ll need to sign up for the 14 day cloud trial a few days before the event: https://www.mapd.com/meet-cloud. Prerequisites of SQL and Python are recommended. WHAT TO EXPECT In this workshop, participants will be given access to a MapD Cloud instance, and hands-on instruction in the following: ● How to setup the MapD Cloud platform. (We’ll also provide tips on getting MapD Community Edition setup on prem for those that want to try it after the workshop.) ● How to import a geospatial dataset, either one of our samples or one of your own. ● How to create dashboards with geospatial charts in MapD Immerse. ● How to create multi-layer maps, combining data from multiple sources. ● How to update dashboards and share them. ● How to use MapD’s APIs and the Vega language to render visualizations in your own custom app. ABOUT THE SPEAKER This workshop will be led by Aaron Williams, VP of Global Community at MapD Technologies. Aaron is responsible for MapD’s developer, user and open source communities. He comes to MapD with more than two decades of previous success building ecosystems around some of software’s most familiar platforms. Most recently he ran the global community for Mesosphere, including leading the launch and growth of DC/OS as an open source project. Prior to that he led the Java Community Process at Sun Microsystems, and ecosystem programs at SAP. Aaron has also served as the founding CEO of two startups in the entertainment space. Aaron has an MS in Computer Science and BS in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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  • Visual Analysis of Boston Emissions Data

    General Assembly

    In this meeting of the Atlanta Data Visualization Meetup, visualization experts from Axis Group will present their work with C40 Cities, a climate leadership group that works with cities to help them lower their environmental footprint. Join us to hear how Axis Group leveraged design and development techniques to produce a visual exploration tool that brings to light patterns and insights from Boston emissions data. Please RSVP on the General Assembly event site so that they can check you in when you arrive! https://generalassemb.ly/education/atlanta-data-visualization-meetup/atlanta/53278

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  • Visualizing Urban Spaces for Civic Data Analysis

    TechSquare Labs

    Alex Godwin, a graduate research assistant and PhD candidate in the Human-Centered Computing program at Georgia Tech, will be speaking to us about his research with visualization and civic data. There will be pizza and soda served courtesy of our sponsor Axis Group. For more on Alex and the talk, read below. The Talk: At the core of the smart city movement is the use of community data to make better decisions about policy and the development of the urban environment. This data can be widely collected by official government agencies through sensors, surveyed from social media or other crowd sources, or it can be drawn from small interactions with community groups and volunteer civic leadership. It's easy to picture the TV police "command center" where crimes are solved in real-time on large displays. But beyond the data on where crime has occurred, how can we evaluate the effectiveness of policing in a community, or identify the cause of large differences between the official records of crime and undocumented cases? How can we utilize social media data to understand the changes in public sentiment as a result of major events? While there are many ways to analyze such data, urban areas represent a cross-section of diverse stakeholders, citizens, and community interests whose qualitative data and insight are not always incorporated within geospatial analysis. Consequently, we need methods of analysis that cultivate participation from these diverse groups while facilitating rigorous exploration and reasoning about community data. In this talk, I will discuss my work to develop these methods through the use of sketch-based interaction, geovisualization, and participatory design. The Speaker: Alex Godwin is a graduate research assistant and PhD candidate in the Human-Centered Computing program at Georgia Tech. His research is focused on using information visualization and novel interaction techniques to make civic data more accessible. His work has been published at IEEE VIS, EuroVIS, HICSS, HFES, and more. He spent several years in industry as a research scientist for Charles River Analytics, a software research and development company in Cambridge, MA, designing user interfaces, data visualizations, and mobile training apps. He completed his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where he wrote his master's thesis on temporal sequence analysis.

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  • Dataviz at GT / Building a Data Culture at Atlanta Public Schools

    Join us on Thursday, November 16th for two great talks about visualization in Atlanta. First up will be Professor John Stasko from Georgia Tech, who will give us an introduction to the data visualization work being done at the university. Then, John Keltz from Atlanta Public Schools will talk to us about his work in bringing data visualization to a broader audience of school administrators, parents, and students. We will start with the talks shortly after 7. There will be pizza and soft drinks served before and during the event.

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  • Visual Trumpery: A Talk by Alberto Cairo

    Marcus Nanotechnology Building

    Alberto Cairo, the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami, will be joining us in Atlanta as part of his Visual Trumpery tour to give a talk about visual literacy. In the talk, he will discuss how to assess the reliability, truthfulness, and accuracy of graphics, using examples of misleading visualizations from across the political spectrum. For more information on Alberto and his Visual Trumpery tour, visit http://trumperytour.com The meetup will be held at the GT Marcus Nanotechnology Building in Room[masked]. Agenda for tonight: • 7pm - Event starts with pizza, soda, and socializing • 7:30pm - Alberto Cairo speaks • 8:45pm - Event wraps up with closing remarks

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  • Easy Data Visualization with Javascript

    General Assembly

    Do you ​want​ to ​do a better job of visualizing your data ? If so, there are many great JavaScript libraries that can help, and this talk will introduce you to many of them. We'll cover the different types of visualizations and the best open source libraries for creating them. Join Stephen Thomas in a gentle but hands-on introduction to data visualization. This talk provides a quick and simple overview to building attractive, interactive visualizations within web pages. It explores many of the different types of visualizations—including charts, plots, graphs, and maps—as well as popular and easy-to-use open source JavaScript libraries that can create them.

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  • IS THE BIG DATA REVOLUTION HANDICAPPED BY "DESIGN"?

    General Assembly

    Big data was the hottest trend of 2014 and will continue heating up through 2015 and beyond. But big data insights are only valuable if they're understood. Studies have shown that 2/3 of these opportunities to communicate this valuable data are lost. Join the Juice Analytics team as we share some of our Information Design principles as well as good and bad design examples. Please come prepared to discuss and share your own designs and experiences.

  • Learn Tableau: Top 10 Tricks in Tableau You Must Know

    Webinar 6th May, 2015 – 1:00 PM EST Chaitanya Sagar, CEO, Perceptive Analytics Join us for this webinar to discover tableau's capabilities, learn top tips & tricks in Tableau that help you create compelling visualizations, and analyze data. About Speaker: Chaitanya Sagar is a Chartered Accountant (equivalent to CPA) and also holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business. He has a rich experience of 15 years serving more than 350 clients from around the world. He is an expert in creating data visualizations and has conducted workshops in International conferences. Limited spots. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6265811468572640513