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Announcing "Information and Data Visualization" Night on Nov 9th, 2010 @ 6:30pm

From: Nick D.
Sent on: Saturday, October 23, 2010 10:09 AM
Join us for the Information and Data Visualization Night co-organized by Hacks / Hackers NYC and the Data Visualization and Infographics Meetup.

When: Tuesday, November 9th, 6:30 pm mingling and refreshments, 7:15 pm presentations, 8:30 dinner

Price: $5.00

Where: Dogpatch Labs (36 E. 12th St.)

Information and data visualization can be powerful exploration and storytelling tools in the hands of the astute media professional. Come to this meetup to learn about the latest developments ranging from how to effectively use online data graphics to make sense of and present data, to the ethics of visual information manipulation.

We will hear from:
Marc Reuter, Director of Consulting, Tableau Software. Putting Public Data on the Web with Tableau Public: Marc will demonstrate how journalists can use Tableau Public, a free version of their software, to do data storytelling. You?ll see some real examples in action and get a feel for how to visualize and share your data.

Matthew Ericson, Deputy Graphics Editor, New York Times will present the latest developments for their online election graphics, including an explanation of how and why new features are being developed for this year's elections.

Alex Lundry, VP and Director of Research, TargetPoint will talk about Chart Wars and how data visualizations can and have been manipulated to political ends.

Bestiario, a Barcelona-based data visualization studio, will present their latest visualization designs and applications relating to online media.

Food will be served after the presentations thanks to generous sponsorship from Tableau Software.

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