Past Meetup

data+visual March

This Meetup is past

100 people went


This time we are being hosted by the awesome team at Shack15 (


Emily Chen ( is a Consulting Analyst with The Information Lab. She also co-organizes the London Data Plus Women group and is a newly minted Tableau Ambassador. Her favorite chart type - the bar chart!

Talk: I'm doing a talk on how some NBA players are better than others on taking advantage of bad calls by refs. (!/vizhome/WhichNBAPlayersBenefittheMostFromBadMissedCalls/DoestheSuperstarCallEffectExist) I'll be covering my process in finding insight in a domain sphere that I don't know very well - sports!

Here are some techniques I'll be covering:

• synthesizing which pieces of criteria together have larger implications (i.e. do the bad calls turn games)

• thinking about the problem I wanted to solve and how the data has to be reshaped to fit it

• developing very strong knowledge of at least 1 player

• watching the bad calls/fouls to understand the scenario in which it occurred

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