• DataViz Meetup 08 #DataVizRM
    Dear Data Lovers, after a long summer break, we are back with more amazing stories on how to turn data into action and knowledge. From a holistic approach to time travel and pee analytics. KEYNOTES Heiko Nickel: "Time Maps - Navigating Time" Road maps show us geographical distances.They show us the kilometers to our destinations.But how far are our goals in driving time? The common approach to show the driving time is to insert the information or to color the map. In this speech, he will introduce the idea to rebuild the entire map - from intersection to intersection - due to time. The result is a completely new map which shows all distances from one position in time. • https://www.linkedin.com/in/heiko-nickel-a388a6b2/ Matthias Berning: "With Fun to Health - Urine Analysis the IoT Way" Matthias is hardware specialist and UX designer of the recently launched startup peelytics. He is a developer and maker, with a track record in networked sensor systems and mobile computing. After finishing his studies in electrical engineering, he joined the TECO research group at the KIT, where he received his PhD in computer science, with focus on human machine interaction. The average person needs to urinate up to six times a day. Urine provides a lot of information about people’s health and habits, making it an invaluable substance for prevention and diagnosis. Currently, obtaining and analyzing urine samples is a cumbersome and expensive process that also has a certain stigma attached to it. This talk covers, how peelytics can integrate this technology into people’s daily routine and motivate them through a gamification approach. This includes the whole platform, from hardware design to wireless connectivity, data analysis and presentation to the user. • https://www.xing.com/profile/Matthias_Berning4 • https://www.start.pee.win/ Daniel Lee: "Extracting Knowledge from Data" Daniel has been involved in various aspects of data science since 2009. His experience in this area spans a wide range of activities, including highly scalable forecasts of solar panel profitability, land use classification using artificial intelligence, weather prediction, robotics and software engineering for high-performance systems for processing satellite imagery. He plans to discuss data mining and its use in real-world applications from a very high-level perspective. A more precise abstract is forthcoming. • https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-lee-b8984812a/ AGENDA • 19:00 Networking & Refreshments • 19:30 Introduction & Announcements • 19:45 Presentation #1 / #2 / #3 • 21:00 Data Drinks Participation is free of charge, you only have to register here. So please feel heartily invited to join and enjoy yourself on a fascinating journey into data. SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both!

    "Die Zentrale" Coworking

    Berger Straße 175 Bornheim · Frankfurt am Main

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  • DataViz Hackathon "Earth Data in Action" #DataVizRM
    Dear DataLovers, this time it is a little less conversation, a little more action. We are going to Darmstadt to pull data lovers together regardless of their background or skill level. Tackle different weather and climate-related challenges defined by EUMETSAT using programming, data visualization, hardware, design and many other specialties! Inspire each other while you learn and create using stories, code, design and, most of all, YOUR ideas. Show us your problem-solving skills and share your talents with others! More details will follow. AGENDA // Saturday 09:00 Registration & Guided Tour 10:00 Intro & Briefing 11:00 Hacking 13:00 Lunch 13:00 Hacking 19:00 Dinner 19:30 Hacking 23:00 End of Show // Sunday 09:30 Breakfast 10:00 Hacking 13:00 Lunch 15:00 Presentations 18:00 End of Show LOGISTIC If you want to come by car please ensure that you offer a ride via flinc (https://flinc.org/groups/514-tedxrheinmain-datanauts). If you want to come by public transportation EUMETSAT is near Darmstadt main train station; just a 10 min. walk away. REGISTRATION Please provide your name and surname for the event registration and don't forget your identity card to get access to the EUMETSAT headquarter. More updates will follow. Please check out http://data-viz.de/ (http://data-viz.de/) for more details. Cheers://Wolfgang #DataVizRM SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both! This event is funded by the European Union.

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    EUMETSAT

    Eumetsatallee 1 · Darmstadt

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  • DataViz Meetup 07 "How's the weather?" #DataVizRM
    Dear DataLover, why is weather data so important? There is no doubt that weather plays a major role in all human life, and extreme variations cause personal distress, disrupt economies and can even destroy life. But how do you turn the raw data from a weather satellite into knowledge and how can prediction help to shape the understanding of climate change? Let's find out during a very special edition of the DataViz meetup at the EUMETSAT headquarter in Darmstadt. PROGRAM As an appetizer for the DataViz Hackathon "Weather Data in Action" on June 10th/11th EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, will host a special DataViz meetup at their headquarter in Darmstadt. Have a look at their mission control room and learn how to process 2 petabytes of weather data. More details will follow soon. AGENDA 19:30 Registration & Networking 20:00 Welcome * Intro to EUMETSAT and Copernicus data (Mark Higgins – EUMETSAT) * Data from the Copernicus marine service - (CMEMS) TBC * Focus on ocean data (Hayley Evers-King - Plymouth Marine Lab) * Sensebox (Felix Erdmann – Uni Münster /Sensebox) 22:00 Social LOGISTIC If you want to come by car please ensure that you offer a ride via flinc (https://flinc.org/groups/514-tedxrheinmain-datanauts). If you want to come by public transportation EUMETSAT is near Darmstadt main train station; just a 10 min. walk away. REGISTRATION Please provide your name and surname for the event registration and don't forget your identity card to get access to the EUMETSAT headquarter. More updates will follow. Please check out http://data-viz.de/ for more details. Cheers://Wolfgang #DataVizRM SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both! This event is funded by the European Union.

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    EUMETSAT

    Eumetsat Allee 1 · Darmstadt

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  • DataBBQ "Open Data in Action" #DataVizRM
    Dear DataLovers, Open Public Data is the entrance not only to deep knowledge and understanding but also to collaborative actions that can have a huge social impact on our life as citizens. That's why we bring you all full day DataViz Meetup of inspiration, education, and conversation focusing just on "Open Data in Action." This time we will go to Heidelberg, to meet a full Saturday at the Villa 7. Learn, code and have some sausages. Besides keynotes, we will offer you some hands-on activities to turn your knowledge into action. AGENDA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_-878ZrhC0 10:00 Registration 10:30 Welcome Note 10:45 Keynote by Frauenhofer Institute 11:00 Introduction by CorrelAid 11:30 Coffee Break 12:00 Mini-Hackathon 13:00 Lunch 16:00 Keynote by SAS Software 16:30 Presentation of Results 17:00 BBQ KEYNOTES Jörn Kohlhammer (https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/institute/about-us/contact-persons/jorn-kohlhammer): "Open Data Use Cases – the Visual Analytics Approach." Jörn Kohlhammer is head of the Competence Center for Information Visualization and Visual Analytics and honorary professor at TU Darmstadt. His center develops innovative visualization solutions for several industry sectors, including visual business intelligence, visual business analytics and decision support in the public sector. To visualize open data, there are a few simple rules to follow – like with any big data project. However, not all visualizations work equally well for all data types and purposes. When we face large amounts of data, a few more steps are needed to get to meaningful answers. This talk will show the path from big data to visual understanding, with an open data example. We will see how to make use of open data and transform it to answers, interesting everyday questions or provide valuable business insights or new business cases. https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de Fabian Buchert (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabian-buchert/): "Visualizing Text Insights from Tweets – The Super Bowl 2017" The super bowl is the biggest and most popular sports event in the United States of America. Fan bases of both finalists are usually very active on social media channels to interact with their supporters. I will take you on a visual journey to revive the last super bowl with its emotional ups and downs, using methods of text analytics. https://www.sas.com MINI-HACKATHON CorrelAid - Data for Good (http://correlaid.org/): "Open Petition - Platform for citizen's initiatives." // the problem http://openpetition.de provides a platform a free and non-commercial platform, where citizens make their requests public, coordinate their actions and open a dialog with elected representatives. They host thousands of petitions signed by millions of citizens. openpetition.de are making all their data available under a Creative Commons license hoping that it will be helpful to others and that maybe some ideas to improve their site will arise. The data provide ample opportunity for analysis and visualization of all skill levels. For instance, if you're interested in visualization you could visualize where and when petitions are signed, if you are interested in the statistical analysis, you could analyze which features of a petition predict success or if you are into machine learning you could try to identify bots signing petitions, if there any. // the challenge The workshop is intended as brainstorming session too, an opportunity to just try out things, build your skills or make the first steps in a larger project. Because the data are licensed under a Creative Commons license, you can continue to use them after the workshop and further develop your projects. The team behind openpetition.de are interested in learning what you've been able to do with the data and are looking for ideas to further improve the site. // data provided You will be provided with a full mySQL dump of the online petition platform openpetition.de. This includes all petitions as well as full list of anonymized signatures -- i.e. more than GB of data. The data are provided in a collection of CSV files and are accompanied by a codebook so that everyone can get started working on the data quickly. Working with millions of rows of data may bring your machine to its limit -- therefore, we also provided a smaller random sample subset of the signature lists. // requirements You do not need any specific skills, apart from a basic literacy in the data analysis software of your choice, to participate in this workshop. LOGISTIC If you want to come by car please ensure that you offer a ride via flinc (https://flinc.org/groups/514-tedxrheinmain-datanauts) . If you want to go by public transportation, you can take Bus 34 from Heidelberg Central Station to the direction "Pfaffengrund" and leave at station "Haarlaß." More updates will follow. Cheers://Wolfgang #DataVizRM SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both!

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    SAS Institute GmbH

    In der Neckarhelle 162 · Heidelberg

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  • DataViz Meetup 06 #DataVizRM
    Hello New DataViz Members! The purpose of visualization is to generate insights, not pictures. That's why we will introduce you to tools that may help you to succeed and give you some practical examples, tips, and tricks. Welcome to the latest episode of the DataViz meetup. KEYNOTES Stephan Bartholmei (https://pro.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/team/stephan-bartholmei): “Digital Libraries - what's in there besides metadata?” Stephan is the head of product development and innovation at German Digital Library; offering everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage. Furthermore he is co-founder of Germany's 1st open cultural data hackathon codingdavinci.de; bringing together both cultural heritage institutions and the hacker & designer community to develop ideas and prototypes for the cultural sector and the public. For the past 10 years, subtantial efforts have been undertaken to make the world's cultural heritage digitally and online available in digital libraries. Up until now, the digital librarians have focused on standardizing intellectually created metadata. In preparation of May 6th Data Barbecue, this talk explores the question what the digital artefacts can tell us about themselves if we ask them with the right tools. • https://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de (https://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/?lang=en) • https://codingdavinci.de (https://codingdavinci.de/english-infos/) Arvind Rao (https://www.linkedin.com/in/asrao/): “Big Data Heat Maps: Towards a Measure of Place Importance” A mathematician by training, Arvind now works @HERE on the Geocoder product. Geolocation service logs contain a wealth of information about user behavior. When geocodes can be extracted or otherwise inferred one can display aggregate usage in a heat map. There are challenges inherent to faithful visualization and comparison of global scale heat maps derived from large distributed usage logs. Though once these issues are dealt with a notion of place importance follows. • https://here.com • http://developer.here.com (https://developer.here.com/signup/geocoding?cid=sem-adwords-iprospect_cmTier2-Brand-All-E_agHere%3EGeocoder) Tim Karsko (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-karsko-3b7bab14/): „Infographics Part 3 : For a fistful of dollars“ Born and raised in Frankfurt, made his first steps as a type-setter for letterpress-printing, studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and worked as Art- and Creative-Director in most of the bigger Advertising-Agencys in Frankfurt. Typography-lover and a big fan of infographics in any way. He will show us some useful Tips and Tricks on how you can make a neat Presentation just „for a fistful of Dollars“ on your own. AGENDA • 19:00 Networking & Refreshments • 19:30 Introduction & Announcements • 19:45 Presentation #1 / #2 / #3 • 21:00 Data Drinks Participation is free of charge, you only have to register here. So please feel heartily invited to join and enjoy yourself on a fascinating journey into data. SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both!

    "Die Zentrale" Coworking

    Berger Straße 175 Bornheim · Frankfurt am Main

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  • DataViz Meetup 05 #DataVizRM
    Hello DataLovers, Is Data Visualization a science or an art? And has it the power to change the world? Just a few questions we would like to find an answer during this months DataViz Meet-up. No coding skills required. Just bring your curiosity with you. KEYNOTES Arndt Leininger (http://aleininger.eu/): "CorrelAid - Data for Good" Arndt is a research fellow at the Chairs for Public Policy and Empirical Political Science at the University of Mainz and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. His areas of research are in comparative politics and applied quantitative methods. Hi is interested in direct democracy, turnout, election forecasting, economic voting and electoral studies more broadly. CorrelAid is growing young network of data analysts - students, PhD students, young professionals. They help social organizations with the analysis of their data. Why? Because many such organizations have data that they collect in their everyday work but they do not know what's "in the data". That's where CorrelAid comes in. They connect those social organizations with young skilled data scientists who are interested in data analysis. http://www.correlaid.org (http://www.correlaid.org/) Stefan Gunther (http://www.sguenther.eu): "Life in Perspective" By training and work experience Stefan Gunther has a scientific level background in theoretical physics, data science, and biology. He is interested in mapping processes in our world through quantitative data and acquire useable information. In biology, modern imagery such as microscopy begins to allow us to record life in all of its dimensions. We analyze and observe our data, however, usually only in two-dimensional representations. In order to understand what we see, we do need to represent acquired data about our world in a way closest to our brains daily experience. Thus, "Life in Perspective" initiative attempts to find new ways of visualizing (biological) data. http://www.lifeinperspective.de/ (http://arts.embl.de/) Elena Davcheva (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elena-davcheva-4b5a05109/): " Informing Visualization Design for Real-Time and Big Data" Elena is a PhD student researching visualizations for real-time and big data at TU Darmstadt. In the digital age, data analysts dispose of enough data to pack an informative punch in their visual data representations. However, end-users are limited by the capacity of human cognition to absorb visual information. Therefore, we often face a trade-off between visual readability and amount of information presented. Elena will present findings regarding the influence of visual cues on human cognition and the influence of simple vs. complex visualization design on decision-making and change perception, as well as user satisfaction. AGENDA • 1900 Networking & Refreshments • 1930 Introduction & Announcements • 1945 Presentation #1 / #2 / #3 • 2100 Data Drinks Participation is free of charge, you only have to register here. So please feel heartily invited to join and enjoy yourself on a fascinating journey into data. SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both!

    "Die Zentrale" Coworking

    Berger Straße 175 Bornheim · Frankfurt am Main

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  • DataViz Meetup 04 #DataVizRM
    Hello, DataViz Members! we are restarting our meetup series for data-lovers with a nice set of interesting and diverse topics. From plant earth to the city and back again. KEYNOTES Mark Higgins (https://twitter.com/Dr_MarkH): "Visualizing Weather Satellite Data Yesterday and Tomorrow" Mark Higgins works for EUMETSAT, Europe's weather and climate satellite organization. His main role is training people to be able to use their data. Meteorology has a history of visualization, about 150 years, it is crucial to combine sources of different data together. He will talk about the challenges they are facing and show some of the new tools EUMETSAT is making available to the public to help data discovery and visualization. http://www.eumetsat.int (http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/index.html) Kirill Pomogajko (https://de.linkedin.com/in/kpomogajko): "Interactive Data Exploration with R Shiny" Kirill Pomogajko is data and dada scientist: He breathes R, lives in a shell, avoids spreadsheets. Kirill will give a brief overview over shiny as exploration tool which is easily integrated in data scientist workflow and present shiny best practices. https://shiny.rstudio.com (https://shiny.rstudio.com/) Nicole Tschauder (https://www.xing.com/profile/Nicole_Tschauder): " Smart Cities & Big Data" Nicole Tschauder has a focus on computational and mathematical modeling and works as business analytics expert for the SAS Institute. How can one analyze a major city's traffic? Which factors have an influence on the amount of accidents happening? She will show how the right visualizations will help to answer these questions quickly and interactively. And the best: what new and unexpected correlations become visible if you dive into the data. http://www.sas.com (http://www.sas.com/) AGENDA • 1900 Networking & Refreshments • 1930 Introduction & Announcements • 1945 Presentation #1 / #2 / #3 • 2100 Data Drinks Participation is free of charge, you only have to register here. So please feel heartily invited to join and enjoy yourself on a fascinating journey into data. SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both!

    "Die Zentrale" Coworking

    Berger Straße 175 Bornheim · Frankfurt am Main

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  • DataViz Meetup 03 #DataVizRM
    Hello, DataViz Members! We f*cking love science. That's why we will take you on a journey in space science, bio science, and geology. Welcome to the third episode of the DataViz Meetup. KEYNOTES J. Martinez (https://de.linkedin.com/in/josemartinezheras) & R. Boumghar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/boumghar): "Information Visualization in Space Operations." Jose Martinez has a Doctor in Robotics and embedded systems. Now working on data science for space operations one of his activities is to find a more adapted and less Cartesian visualization tools to support operations engineers in their daily life. Seeing exact numbers is the best thing to be precise but what does a number value means when it is an angle, a temperature or a velocity? Is it nominal? It all depends on the context. A good data viz is a one that helps to understand this context, the situation. Situation awareness is an important topic in robotics and in space operations http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/About_us Helena Jambor (https://de.linkedin.com/in/helena-jambor-b35b507b): "Life Science Visualizations – then, today, and tomorrow" Helena Jambor is a cell and developmental biologist at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden. Helena will discuss how scientific visualizations are linked to engineering advances. She will also cover the impact of recently developed, revolutionary instruments on collecting, analyzing and displaying biological data. Finally, she will discuss how the accelerating speed of technological innovations challenges traditions in the communication and application of scientific results. http://tomancak-srv1.mpi-cbg.de/DOT/main https://helenajambor.wordpress.com/ http://people.mpi-cbg.de/jambor/ Riazuddin Kawsar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/riazuddinkawsar): "Boundaries - it is about telling stories" Riazuddin Kawsar is a geospatial technology professional, working across disciplines to ensure effective and efficient use of geospatial data, processes and applications. Riazuddin is passionate about Earth Observation, prediction and intelligence. Never stop asking question and question generates from the observations. But how do we observe the our planet? Satellite Technology holds the key. With it we can observe the whole planet and attend the contemporary needs. What if, we could detect the ""Boundaries"" from space, monitor their associated changes and know about their stories! http://www.spacenus.com (http://www.spacenus.com/) AGENDA • 1900 Networking & Refreshments • 1930 Introduction & Announcements • 1945 Presentation #1 / #2 / #3 • 2100 Data Drinks Participation is free of charge, you only have to register here. So please feel heartily invited to join and enjoy yourself on a fascinating journey into data. SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both!

    "Die Zentrale" Coworking

    Berger Straße 175 Bornheim · Frankfurt am Main

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  • DataViz Meetup 02 #DataVizRM
    Hello DataViz Members! The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures. That's why we will introduce you to software tools that may help you to succeed and give you some practical examples, tips, and tricks. Welcome to the second episode of the DataViz meetup. KEYNOTES Daniel Szego „Presenting Data with Prezi" https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-szego-92811b2b Having dealt with different database technologies more than a decade Daniel gained pretty much experience with analyzing data building reports. Creating such analytics reports is however one thing but presenting such a data on a management team is something totally different. He will demonstrate how data and reports can be presented in a much more spectacular and exciting way with the help of Prezi. https://prezi.com/ Sven Kloppenburg „Visualizing Time-Series Data With Graphite" https://de.linkedin.com/in/sven-kloppenburg-a38613124 Sven spent the last eight years developing and operating vertical search engines. He will introduce you to Graphite; a tool, that makes it easy to store and graph metrics.He will show a setup with data from his home, with temperature data and data from the photovoltaics installation. https://graphiteapp.org Tim Karsko „Infographics Part2 : The Magnificent Seven" https://de.linkedin.com/in/tim-karsko-3b7bab14/en Tim made his first steps as a type-setter for letterpress-printing, studied communication design and worked as Art- and Creative-Director in most of the bigger Advertising-Agencys in Frankfurt. Tim will give us an overview on various styles and uses of infographics with a focus on „The Magnificent Seven“ and some usefull do's and dont's in using them. AGENDA • 1900 Networking & Refreshments • 1930 Introduction & Announcements • 1945 Presentation #1 / #2 / #3 • 2100 Data Drinks Participation is free of charge, you only have to register here. So please feel heartily invited to join and enjoy yourself on a fascinating journey into data. SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both!

    "Die Zentrale" Coworking

    Berger Straße 175 Bornheim · Frankfurt am Main

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  • DataViz Meetup RheinMain 01 #DataVizRM
    Hello New DataViz Members! Is Data Visualization a science or an art? Our goal is to create great events where everyones' experiences reflect that sentiment, and we are beginning with a broad set of topics to get you into the right mood. KEYNOTES Pascal Weinberger "Decoding Earth" Pascal is a curious mind and TEDx speaker, contributing to bridge the gab between machine learning and neuroscience. Data is everywhere today, it is the invisible force that runs our world, that describes our world. When it comes to earth-observation data, there are many ways to understand it. But first of all you need to visualize and put it into context. Indraneel Pole „Industry 4.0 in practice" Indraneel Pole is currently working with Daenet GmbH, a leading technology integrator, where he helps implement Cloud, IoT, and Mobile solutions. Many of us will say “just another buzzword” and they will be right. Indraneel is trying to make this topic closer to the public from the analytics perspective. Tim Karsko „Infographics. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Born and raised in Frankfurt, made his first steps as a type-setter for letterpress-printing, studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and worked as Art- and Creative-Director in most of the bigger Advertising-Agencys in Frankfurt. Typographie-lover and a big fan of infographics in any way. AGENDA • 1900 Networking & Refreshments • 1930 Introduction & Announcements • 1945 Presentation #1 / #2 / #3 • 2100 Data Drinks Participation is free of charge, you only have to register here. So please feel heartily invited to join and enjoy yourself on a fascinating journey that will be as great and impressive as our earth! SPONSORS The DataViz Meetup would not be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors. They share our passion for inspiring ideas and enable the events to take place. We thank them for both!

    "Die Zentrale" Coworking

    Berger Straße 175 Bornheim · Frankfurt am Main

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