Data Visualization New York is the largest offline community of data visualization professionals in the world. We gather designers, statisticians, analysts, programmers, mathematicians, data architects, start-up execs, content specialists, and all kinds of other amazing people from across the industry. We explore the full range of possibilities for how to convert raw data into visible, shareable insights.
Note that we are starting at 6 pm.
The greatest dataset of our lifetime is embarrassingly simple and small: it reports the number of daily positive cases and deaths by Covid-19. You can add a few additional details like region, number of tests or people in ICU beds, but it can still fit into an Excel sheet. One day we'll play with it like we play today with the Titanic dataset.
But scratch the surface and you'll discover there truly is a lot more to it than meets the eye. In this presentation, Jorge Camoes argues that the pandemic forced us to take a look behind the scenes, and realized the importance of data cleaning, clear concepts, statistical and subject data expertise, and find ways to communicate a complex reality. Some soul searching is also required, but the lessons learned will go much beyond the pandemic and influence how we think about the whole process in every single chart we create.
As a consultant for every-day and business data visualization, with clients ranging from smart irrigation to pharmaceutical companies, Jorge has focused his attention on visualization effectiveness: how to communicate insights and how to improve its supporting role for the decision-making process.
Jorge wrote Data at Work, a book on data visualization principles and guidelines for office users, runs excelcharts.com, a popular blog on the same subject, and creates tutorials for other platforms like FlowingData and Skillshare. His most recent research and work is focused on efficient page real estate management to improve dashboard design and data visualization for small screens. He's also currently working on visual/wordless instructions for making charts using popular tools, which could make better visualization resources available to non-English speaking users and help improve their graphical literacy.
THE LINK WILL BE SENT TO ALL WHO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.
Thanks to Mehboob Alam for hosting us.
The Data Science Salon will be holding all events virtually until the end of the year. Here are some upcoming salons:
• July 30: DSSe Virtual Salon Vol. 3 | female-focused virtual data science salon
• Aug 27: DSSe Virtual Salon Vol. 4 | female-focused virtual data science salon
• Sep 22-25: DSS | Media, Advertising & Entertainment | four-day virtual salon
• Nov 17-20: DSS | Retail & Ecommerce | four-day virtual salon
• Dec 8-11: DSS | Travel, Finance & Technology | four-day virtual salon
We’ve been offered free tickets to their next event. I’ll hold a raffle for these tickets. Send an email to naomi at nbr-graphs dot com by Saturday, July 11, if you’d like to enter the raffle. They are looking for more speakers on data visualization. Their call for speakers is at https://formulatedby.typeform.com/to/qlr8Va