DataViz for everyone: A practical guide to going responsive

  • Event: 2014 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Chris Amico of USA TODAY Network; Lena Groeger of ProPublica; Ryan Pitts of OpenNews
  • Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 28 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Grand Ballroom West
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Data visualization needs to work everywhere our audience encounters it. Designing for the desktop isn't enough anymore. This session will examine tools, techniques and approaches for making data visualization work across devices, and it will examine how sites and projects have tackled this problem.

This session is good for you: If you have a good working knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS and responsive design.

Speaker Bios

  • Chris Amico is a journalist and web developer with experience in local newspapers, national news organizations and media start-ups. He is a senior developer for storytelling at USA TODAY Network. He is the co-founder of Glass Eye Media LLC, the company behind Homicide Watch. His work focuses on combining data and narrative journalism to find and tell newer and better stories. @eyeseast

  • Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design, and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU, The New School, CUNY and UC Berkeley. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine.  @lenagroeger

  • Ryan Pitts is a developer and journalist in Spokane, WA. He's the program lead for technology with OpenNews, a nonprofit organization that helps newsroom developers, designers, and data analysts collaborate and share knowledge that builds stronger, more inclusive practices in journalism. He's also part of Census Reporter, which makes census data easier for journalists to use, and was the senior editor for digital media at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane.

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