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Data Visualization London Message Board › Big Data Week - 23rd April onwards

Big Data Week - 23rd April onwards

Stewart T.
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Group Organizer
Manchester, GB
Good Morning

We now have a full lineup of speakers, thanks to Facegroup for paying for food and drinks Im now still working on a venue for the evening, so watch this space.

The agenda for the evening is below:

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 (2004-2007) 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: http://spatialanalysi...­

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

Twitter: #bigdataweek

REGISTER now for the event, and also were you aware that this is an event of many in Big Data Week and we also have Andy Kirk from Visualising Data on the panel at the Big Data Community meetup so register quickly and have a chance to speak to Andy and also take part in the Big Data debate, I only have 200 places for the evening which is supported by Oracle and DataSift.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and ask away, if you would like to support the event or BDW then let me know and of course please tweet out and share the message across your networks about this event and the others on WC 23rd April.


Stewart Townsend

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