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Data Viz III - Visualising the Olympics

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As we have a summer of sport ahead we thought we would have a theme for the next data visualisation event around the Olympics.

18.30 - Opening remarks and Welcome

19.00 - The Talks begin

Talk1 - "Visualising the Olympics"? - talking about what kind of interesting visualisation is possible related to Olympics and showing interested results of the Olympic Hackathon.

Makoto Inoue is a web developer at New Bamboo ( and the organiser of Londinium MMXII ( Hackathon, the hackathon themed around London's summer of sport.

Makoto's data visualisation work is recently featured at Guardian data blog (

More detail is at .

Talk 2 - The Modern Olympics Visualised - In this session Ian will share key takeaways from his Science of Data Visualisation training and briefly explore how visuals are hardwired into our biology.

*A frequent publisher of Visualisations for the Guardian datablog, FlyingBinary's CTO shares his Olympic Viz for the Guardian which kicked off a summer of sport in 2012.*

Talk 3 - Big Brother is Still Watching But...Over the last few years, governments have started to open up and share the data they hold (Open Data) and citizens are beginning to understand and care about what this means for them.

*Recently appointed to the Cabinet Office Jacqui Taylor CEO of FlyingBinary shares how you can participate in the next phase of the Open Data revolution. *

Watch this space for more details and if you know of any sponsors who would like to support some beer and pizza then get in touch.

Stewart Townsend