The rise of the data selfie

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Trina Chiasson of Tableau Software; John Walton of BBC News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Colorado F
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Can journalists learn from hobbyist data hackers? Could combing data help us not just put the reader in the story, but make the stories about the reader themselves? This talk explores how personal relevance can help people get excited about data.

Speaker Bios

  • Trina Chiasson works at Tableau and lives at the intersection of data, design, and code. She works on Vizable, which is a new iPad app for data analysis. Previously, she was the cofounder/CEO of Infoactive, a web app for turning live data into interactive infographics — and Tableau’s first acquisition. Trina was a 2013/14 Fellow at RJI where she launched "Data + Design," an open source book that explains data and visualization concepts in simple language. @trinachi

  • John Walton is Data Journalism Editor at BBC News. Recent projects include December’s UK general election online results coverage, the climate change project, How much warmer is your city?https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-985b9374-596e-4ae6-aa04-7fbcae4cb7ee  and a data project on deaths in Afghanistan, Afghanistan war: Tracking the killings. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49662640. John has taken mapping workshops at Nicar several times in the past. 

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