Schedule: Interface sessions

Location: Murray Hill Suite A Level: Intermediate
Hjalmar Gislason (DataMarket)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Statistics, math and data analysis would easily make most people's "Top 10 Most Boring Topics" list. But an effective data visualization can bring new insights, raise awareness and tell a great story. We want to share our insights from efforts to enable data visualizations on top of massive amounts of data, explore good - and bad - examples and share some of the tools and techniques we use. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite A Level: Intermediate
Alastair Dant (Guardian News and Media)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Widespread reaction to the recent phone hacking story prompted the Guardian to capture and visualize Twitter traffic during key events. Find out how we produced interactive interfaces that enable readers to make sense of over 1.5 million tweets in a few minutes. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite A Level: Non-technical
Readers and preparers of graphs: Learn to recognize and avoid some common graphical mistakes to understand your data better and make better decisions from data. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite A Level: Non-technical
Irene Ros (Bocoup)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This talk will introduce the concept of "responsible data visualization" in the context of two distinct uses: exploration and narrative. Using personal and industry examples to show best and worst practices in each approach, this talk will offer practical suggestions to bringing data visualization into one's data workflow. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite A Level: Non-technical
Alex Lundry (TargetPoint Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Politically charged data visualization emerged over the last election cycle as a provocative and powerful means of persuasive communication. We’ve seen organizational charts used as protest signs and the White House regularly releases infographics. With these political “chart wars” as a backdrop, this presentation will show you how to be a smart consumer of data visualizations and infographics. Read more.
Location: Murray Hill Suite A Level: Non-technical
Noah Illinsky (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
A jumpstart lesson on how to get from a blank page and a pile of data to a useful data visualization. We'll focus on the design process, not specific tools. The talk will include discussion of figuring out what story to tell, selecting right data, and picking appropriate encodings. We'll briefly discuss tools and visualization styles, and look at several examples. Read more.


  • Aster Data
  • EMC Greenplum
  • GE
  • Lexis Nexis
  • MarkLogic
  • Tableau Software
  • Cloudera
  • DataStax
  • Informatica
  • DataSift
  • Splunk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Datameer
  • Impetus
  • Karmasphere
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pervasive
  • Platform Computing
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Sybase
  • Xeround
  • Media-Science
  • Platfora

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