What we're about

Data Visualization DC is a non-profit professional group that meets monthly to discuss data visualization, data communication, infographics, exploratory data analysis, charts and graphs, perceptual psychology, and more! Our members are data journalists, data scientists, business intelligence professionals, and others who tell stories and persuade with data. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome -- to attend, to meet others, and to present their work!

Data Visualization DC is a Program of Data Community DC, Inc.

Upcoming events (2)

DVDC and RLadies Host: Interactive Data Visualization in R & Viz-and-Tell

Arlington Tech eXchange (Excella Consulting)

We are excited to co-host this event with RLadies DC. Please visit their meetup page to learn more about one the best R resources in the DMV area (https://www.meetup.com/rladies-dc/) Agenda: 6:00-6:30 - Refreshments and Networking 6:30-7:30 - "Interactive Data Visualization in R" by Gwynn Sturdevant 7:30-8:00 - Viz and Tell featuring DVDC Community Members (see below for notes on how to volunteer!) 8:00+ Data Drinks at Courthaus Social ***** Interactive Data Visualization in R Gwynn will give an overview of the ggplot2 plotting package and four interactive R plotting packages that enhance existing ggplot2 graphics: gganimate, ggiraph, plotly, and shiny. Speaker Notes: Gwynn Sturdevant is a data scientist at Volanno who completed her PhD at The University of Auckland with Thomas Lumley. ***** Viz & Tell Get up in front of your peers and talk about a viz project you're working on for 5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to get feed back on your work and to practice your presentation skills in a safe space. If you are interested in presenting, then please email ([masked]) to let us know you want to talk. Speaker Notes: You're one of the coolest people in the DC area. You really like data visualization and you're excited to show your work to others. You're also a kind person who can provide constructive criticism to others.

#VizRisk Challenge: Open Build DC

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We are excited to partner with GFDRR, Mapbox, the World Bank, and Data Viz Society in this years #VizRisk Challenge. While this is a global event, data viz folks from the DMV area are invited to come together in a physical space to learn from each other and co-create. There will also be a video link for those who cannot attend in person. Please register for this event by going to: https://vizrisk-dc.splashthat.com/ Also, please visit the challenge's main website to learn more: https://understandrisk.org/vizrisk/ ####################### ### More Information ### ####################### Are you interested in data visualization? Do you want to learn how to use data viz to “see” disaster and climate risk, all while helping people make better decisions? Join the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Labs team, Mapbox and the Data Visualization Society in a map and data design challenge, with the purpose of helping people understand and communicate disaster risk. For the 2019 #VizRisk challenge, we invite you to explore how maps and visualization techniques can help citizens and governments better understand and use data on natural hazards, exposure, and vulnerability. Work with real-world “risk data” to tell a visual story about disaster risk in a specific location. Create something that shifts the way people understand risk and prepare for disasters. Follow along with a community of builders and complete this four-part challenge, and compete for a grand prize and category prizes. The challenge runs from May 15 - July 15, 2019. Learn more and sign up for updates. Below is the agenda. Learn more by visiting the main event page - https://understandrisk.org/vizrisk/ 22 May — Webinar: Creating map-based data visualizations 29 May — Webinar: Understanding and communicating risk data 4 June — Event: Hands-on building time in San Francisco, California (video link for remote participants) 5 June — Event: Hands-on building time in Washington D.C. (video link for remote participants)

Past events (71)

Let's Visit Carni Klirs' Fugazi Data Viz Exhibit!

Lost Origins Gallery

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