Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an American investigative journalist, educator and early leader in the civil rights movement. Born July 16, 1862 she dedicated most of her life combating...
How W.E.B Du Bois Used Data Visualization to Debunk Social Darwinism and Tell A Story of Resilience
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was a well-known writer, sociologist, historian, and civil-rights activist. He was born on Feb 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. He completed his graduate...
Neurodiversity and Data: A conversation with Adam Mico and Hunter Hansen
I had a chance to talk with Adam Mico and Hunter Hansen shortly after their presentation on neurodiversity at The Fringe Festival. The Fringe Festival is a community-organized event to give people a platform who may not have opportunities to...
Why are Data communities Important? w/ Allen Hillery
You know me — I love the community! Being a part of the BI community has changed my life and it can change yours too for the better if you choose the right community and understand how to use it to your advantage. Listen and learn. Today’s guest is Allen Hillery,...
Data is Everywhere Podcast
Episode Summary Data is everywhere and so it incorporates every facet of your life Allen Hillery went from engineer to digital marketer to now a data visualization specialist not only being a prolific writer in the data visualization space but also teaching at...
DATA LITERACY IS NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL
“You don’t have to be a data scientist to be data literate.” In fact, fewer technical colleagues are welcome to help narrow the data literacy gap! As I mentioned in my last post, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created daily. I love Chartio’s view of the...
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People will never forget how you make them feel. Those are the wise words of Maya Angelou. Data Storytelling is a balancing act of data, emotions and credibility. Learn how to craft an engaging story for work presentations or passion projects. You can also read how data can be used to support the humanities by taking journeys through history.
You don’t have to be a data scientist to be data literate. Data literacy describes how familiar we are with data. This includes the contextual as well as the technical. Read why I believe data literacy will play a major part in the workforce. Also catch the conversations I’ve had with Ben Jones, Nick Caldwell, Mico Yuk and other experts in the space.
Data communities provide a space for everyone to collaborate on complex challenges. Read why collaboration is the key to increased data literacy by showing empathy. Also learn how our data visualization challenge brought many circles together at the intersection of history, sociology and data!