Thursday, January 21, 2016

Engaging Big Data: Talk on March 22, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, I'll be giving a talk at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus as part of the President's Dream Colloquium on Engaging Big Data. The talk will be about 50 minutes followed by a Q&A. Here's the description:
Award-winning data journalist Chad Skelton explains how you can turn raw data into compelling stories and engaging data visualizations. Using examples of his own work, and that of others, Chad will discuss the principles of good data storytelling as well as introduce participants to some of the free tools available for building powerful interactive maps and charts. Chad will also discuss how you can best use open data portals to find the numbers you need to tell your story.
Tickets are free but you need to reserve them online here. The colloquium is featuring a lot of other great speakers during the series including Tableau co-founder Pat Hanrahan and University of Calgary professor Sheelagh Carpendale. Links to reserve tickets for those talks can all be found on the colloquium's main page.

SFU is also recording the talks if you can't make it to them in person. Sasha Issenberg's talk about the use of Big Data in politics is already online.

If you're interested in having me speak at your next conference or association meeting, shoot me an email at

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