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Welcome to the first Data Viz London event (part of Big Data Week (

If you would like to present your work, talk about the tools associated such as D3 and Gephi then drop me a line, I would love to hear from you.


18:30 - Welcome and networking (maybe some beer and pizza)

19:00 - 10-15 min. talks

1. Francesco D'Orazio - 10 reasons why we visualize data"

The cognitive and strategic reasons why data viz really makes a difference on dealing with big data.

Francesco specialises in exploring the new opportunities emerging at the intersection of technology and research. Over the past ten years he has been involved in social software design, social research and immersive media as a researcher, web strategist and creative technologist working for agencies and startups.

At Face, Francesco focuses on designing new methodologies and tools for conducting research specializing in open innovation, social media research, mobile research and social simulations.

He holds a PhD in Sociology and Digital Media [masked]) from Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’ and from University of Toronto at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology where his research focused on Immersive Media, the evolution of Audiences and the rise of Social Software.

2.Paul Gesiak, Data Scientist @Datasift - Gephi on steroid - visualizing breaking news using Gephi in real time.

3.Ben Hagan - D3 and the real time firehose - driving 250m tweets into a visualization.

4.James Cheshire - Spatial Analysis and CASA

Here's a link:

About Me: Dr. James Cheshire is a lecturer at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. James' research focuses on the analysis and visualisation of large population datasets, and he is becoming increasingly renowned for producing visualisations with the R software platform. His work has been featured in the likes of National Geographic Magazine, The Times Atlas of London and the Evening Standard.

Title: Sensing the City: Mapping and Analysing London’s Population Data Flows

20:00 - QA session

20:30 - Wrap up and continue networking at the pub.

Twitter - @bigdataweek/@dvizldn / #dvizldn #bdw

SPONSOR - Thanks to Francesco from Face ( for sponsoring beer and food, awesome.