What can you really see when you're looking at tables and tables of numbers? Not a lot, is the answer. The key to finding stories in data is using visualisations as part of your analysis, not just the end goal for presentation.
Join Hacks/Hackers Johannesburg on 28 May as we embark on a two hour delve into the IEC's election data, using visualisations to find the stories that haven't made the headlines.
What are the trends and patterns that media have missed, and what else can be done with the data and the story around the elections to create compelling products for your readers beyond a simple map?
To kick off the discussion, the SABC's Tegan Bedster will explain how the public broadcaster build its interactive election visualisation application, and how the public used it as results came in.