Conversation: Meet the authors

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Hadley Wickham of RStudio; Anthony DeBarros of The Wall Street Journal; Alberto Cairo of University of Miami
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Halsted
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Join Alberto Cairo, Anthony DeBarros and Hadley Wickham for an informal author meet and greet.

Speaker Bios

  • Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami, after two decades in journalism doing infographics, animations, and data visualizations. Alberto is the author of the books "The Functional Art" and "The Truthful Art", both about infographics and data visualization. He also is an independent consultant with technology companies.

  • Anthony DeBarros is Data News Editor in the Washington, D.C., bureau of The Wall Street Journal, covering trade, politics, the economy and demographics. Before joining the WSJ, Anthony spent more than 25 years with Gannett, including 15 as a data journalist at USA TODAY. He also led product development for DocumentCloud. Last year, No Starch Press published his first book, “Practical SQL: A Beginner’s Guide to Storytelling with Data.”

  • Hadley Wickham is Chief Scientist at RStudio, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and the University of Auckland. He builds tools (both computational and cognitive) to make data science easier, faster, and more fun. His work includes packages for data science (the tidyverse: including ggplot2, dplyr, tidyr, purrr, and readr) and principled software development (roxygen2, testthat, devtools). Learn more on his website, @hadleywickham

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