Workshop: Creating Data Visualization Within Constraints

Details

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 - Refreshments and Networking
6:30-7:30 - " Creating Data Visualizations within Constraints" Workshop with Jacque Schrag
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

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Workshop: Creating Data Visualization within Constraints

Bar charts, scatter plots, maps - choosing the right form is critical to creating an effective data visualization. That choice is even more difficult when trying to balance competing priorities, constraints, and the needs of clients. Jacque will share her experiences working with researchers and policy experts to create custom data visualizations that meet their requirements. She'll cover what questions to ask to get started, what strategies and tools you can use to quickly prototype ideas, and how to design a data visualization within constraints. You'll be asked to brainstorm and share your ideas for a compelling visual using a real-world dataset and set of requirements.

This is a beginner-friendly, no-coding knowledge needed, hands-on workshop. Although not required, it is recommended to bring a computer.

Datasets:

Top CO2 Emitters: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14aA6Ju-iJ-QOOL9J-BN_Y8RPQGHAWHKwTBpw0yzVlzc/

Global Gender Inequality: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10GsSOZwYt6X_41SIIF0wfDXGrUpLHdhqi6UxYkS_KFI/

About the speaker:

Jacque Schrag is the lead developer for the iDeas Lab at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, specializing in web development and data visualization. She works closely with program partners to develop interactive experiences that convey policy analysis and complex data sets in engaging and unique ways. She is an active member of the Women Who Code DC, Dev.to, and Data Visualization Society communities and was honored as a DCFem Tech award winner in 2018. Her work has been featured on the Information is Beautiful Awards longlist & shortlists.

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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.