You've got a massive pile of text: some Ferguson tweets, a box of now OCRed documents, or maybe a corpus of press releases you scraped. How do you make sense of it? In this session I'll introduce some alternatives for using text visualization to see your texts in different ways. Then I'll talk about some of the machinery for text analysis that you'll need to get there, with pointers out to Python tools. Next year you'll be visualizing the SOTU like a pro.