No code required: Create compelling interactive data visualizations with Microsoft Power BI

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Cathleen Crowley of The Times Union; Vera Chan of Microsoft; Lukasz Pawlowski of Microsoft
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 11:30am
  • Location: Emerald Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Join Microsoft's Modern Journalism Team for a hands-on workshop where you'll learn to use Microsoft’s free Power BI software and cloud service (Excel’s data visualization cousin) to quickly create and publish engaging interactives that uncover the story hidden in the data. The session will also show how to style your interactive for your publication or station.

You’ll learn to:

  • Connect a data set
  • Clean up the data
  • Drag-and-drop existing data visualization options onto the canvas
  • Customize colors and fonts to create a style-consistent visualization
  • Publish the visualization to your website or big screen for in-studio use

…all through powerful, menu-driven software that readily connects to numerous data sources.

This session is good for: Anyone, including data beginners.

Speaker Bios

  • Cathleen F. Crowley is a data journalist and web producer at the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., where she is a data team of one. Cathleen has covered every beat from cops, courts and city hall to education and health. Her path to data journalism started with Excel spreadsheets and Census data and grew to ranking hospitals by medical errors, creating databases, and designing interactives.

  • Lukasz Pawlowski is an Engineering Lead for the Microsoft Modern Journalism team. He is passionate about empowering journalists to use data to inform society. From his position as Program Manager of Microsoft Power BI, Lukasz has spearheaded journalism projects with online and broadcast news outlets like The Associated Press,, France Télévisions, and KING 5 TV Seattle. He is a jury member for the GEN Data Journalism Awards.

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