Data-Vis 101: Lecture and Mini-Workshop

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By now, we're all familiar with some of the great data visualizations produced by the NYT, 538 and Washington Post. It's clear that data visualization is powerful but it seems like it's a medium limited to expert developers and data scientists.

But data-vis doesn't have to be intimidating. In fact, if you understand a few key principles, you can create compelling visualizations right away.

Join us next Thursday (Sept. 26) as Isabel Knight and Matt Camp host a talk + mini-workshop designed to equip you with the basic skills and mindset needed to help you become productive with data-vis on day 1.

In Data-Vis 101, you'll learn:
• How to choose the right chart for your data
• How to present data in a way your audience can understand
• Data-Vis dos and don’ts
• Easy techniques to tell powerful stories with data
• How to sift through a simple data set to discover insights (workshop)

Compass Real Estate has offered up their space near 19th and M.
The closest Metro stations are Dupont Circle and Farragut North.

Refreshments will be provided by TekSystems.

Starting at 6:30 we'll have a happy our with refreshments (thank you TekSystems!)
7:30 we'll start the talk and workshop
9pm the main event ends, feel free to join us for drinks afterwards!