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Entities move data from tables to knowledge

By Andy Oram
March 30, 2015

We often talk in business and computing about moving from “raw data” to “knowledge,” hoping to take useful actions based on the data our organization has collected over time. Before one can view trends in your data or do other …

Telling your data’s story

By Michael Freeman
March 30, 2015

Editor’s note: this post is part of our investigation into Big Data Design and Social Science. Michael Freeman covers the use of storytelling frameworks in visualizations in his new tutorial video “Using Storytelling to Effectively Communicate Data.” Visualizing complex relationships …

Redefining power distribution using big data

By Ben Lorica
March 26, 2015

When I first hear of a new open source project that might help me solve a problem, the first thing I do is ask around to see if any of my friends have tested it. Sometimes, however, the early descriptions …

Data APIs, design, and visual storytelling

By Sébastien Pierre
March 23, 2015

Over the past five years, international agencies such as the World Bank, OECD, and UNESCO have created portals to make their data available for everyone to explore. Many non-profits are also visualizing masses of data in the hope that it …

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Data Experts

Benjamin Bengfort Benjamin Bengfort Benjamin Bengfort is a Data Scientist who lives inside the beltway but ignores politics (the normal business of DC) favoring technology instead. He is currently working to finish his PhD at the University of Maryland where he studies machine learning and artificial intelligence. His lab does have robots (though this…

Dean Wampler Dean Wampler is a Software Engineer with DRW Trading. He was formerly a Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor with Object Mentor, Inc.

Julie Steele Julie Steele is an editor at O'Reilly Media specializing in topics related to organizing, storing, and visualizing data.

Bill Lubanovic Bill Lubanovic started developing software with UNIX in the 70s, GUIs in the 80s, and the Web in the 90s. He now does web visualization work for a wind energy company.

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Making Sense of Spark Performance
April 1, 2015 - 09AM PT,

How To Radically Improve Productivity in the Hadoop Data Lake
April 1, 2015 - 10AM PT,

News from Scikit-Learn 0.16 and Soon-To-Be Gems for the Next Release
April 2, 2015 - 09AM PT,

Operationalizing Women in Tech: Facts, Ways and Means
April 16, 2015 - 10AM PT,

How Real User Monitoring and Data Science Lead to Actionable Insights
April 23, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Introduction to Apache Hadoop
May 21, 2015 - 10AM PT,

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