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Nadieh Bremer: Hacking the Visual Norm

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Oh boy are we excited - Nadieh is in town for two weeks so of course we asked her to give a talk and she graciously agreed!

Hacking the Visual Norm

There are so many visualisation tools out there today, most with a pre-made set of charts. But trying to wrangle your data to fit (uncomfortably) into the default charts is not the right mindset. Adjust the visual to your data, not the other way around. You don't necessarily have to be a code wizard to let your creativity run free. Even with the defaults, you can become creative by using them in a different way, combining layouts or chart types to create something new, or even changing small pieces of code from existing visualisation frameworks.

During this talk Nadieh will take you through several of her data visualisation projects, both from the business environment of her day job and the experiments made in her evenings. Hopefully, by the end you'll want to step outside of your "visualisation" comfort zone and create (custom) charts that best display the insights in the data.

Nadieh Bremer

Nadieh Bremer is a graduated Astronomer, turned Data Scientist, turned self-taught Data Visualization Designer. She works part-time at Adyen, helping wherever data needs to be visualized, from marketing to client dashboards. She's also working as a freelancer under the name Visual Cinnamon, focusing more on uniquely crafted (interactive) data visualizations that both engages and enlightens its audience. Secretly, she wouldn't mind venturing into data art as well.


6:30pm: Doors Open

7pm: Talk starts

7:45pm: Q&A and Show & Tell

Thank you to The Data Incubator ( for sponsoring the evening's refreshments & snacks!

The Data Incubator is a Cornell Tech funded training and placement organization leading the charge on data science education. Our mission is to foster better understanding and adoption of data science through 1) training companies and individuals on the latest data science techniques through customized on-site and public offerings, and 2) sourcing new hires from our Fellowship program, which admits just the top 2% of PhD applicants each cohort.

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