Past Meetup

Critical Discussion of Statistical Graphics and Data Visualizations

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(Join us at 6:30pm for refreshments and networking. Program to start at 7:00.)

Columbia University Professor of Statistics and Political Science Andrew Gelman will be critically dissecting several statistical graphics talking through the choices involved in producing such graphics, what worked and what didn't, and why. Themes throughout the discussion will include graphs as communication and exploratory data analysis. Professor Gelman's presentation should provide a stimulating environment to think through conceptual issues in creating data visualizations, with practical examples from real problems.

Jed Dougherty will be presenting about Case Commons, a tech start-up that builds databases and web applications for state foster care agencies. He'll be focusing on the issues they've come across and the choices they've made when tailoring visualizations of similar data to different user types - specifically the case workers who interact one-on-one with children, the supervisors looking for aggregate county-wide views, and the agency directors who need a holistic overview that also monitors federal requirements.

And of course: Data Visualization NY is the best DataVis networking opportunity in New York! Come early and stay late, to be inspired, educated and challenged by talking to the best in the field. Find your next job, or your next hire! This group includes the city's finest practitioners & publishers, analysts and academics, plus business-side folks who admire and support the work, and technical people who create our amazing tools. Make time to enjoy the refreshments and the stunning views of the Seagram Building (a modernist masterpiece by Mies Van de Rohe and Philip Johnson).

See you there!

-Paul & Christian


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