We’re exciting to announce that we’ve teamed up with Fast Company’s Co.Design, O’Reilly Media and Hacks/Hackers to co-host a two-day data visualization workshop for journalists. Created in support of the Obama Administration’s critical Safety Data Initiative – a historic effort to make government safety data on transportation, crime and consumer products much more accessible— these workshops aim to help data journalists investigate and tell stories fueled by this data.
If you’re in San Francisco or New York in early September, we hope you can join us! Here are the workshop details and RSVP instructions.
WHEN: From 6:00PM to 9:00PM on Tuesday, September 4 and Monday, September 10, 2012.
SPEAKERS: Brian Forde, Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO on Mobile and Data Innovation, and Jo Strang, Co-lead of the Safety Data Initiative, will introduce and provide insight on the Obama Administration’s Safety Data Initiative. The workshops will be lead by Jon Bruner, Editor-at-Large at O’Reilly Media in New York City and Sha Hwang, Design Technologist at Trulia in San Francisco. Other speakers include leading data journalists and design technologists such as Nathaniel Kelso, Design Technologist at Stamen Design and Chief Cartographer at NaturalEarthData.com, and Alex Howard, Government 2.0 Correspondent at O’Reilly Media, among others.
KEY TAKEAWAYS: Designed for both established and emerging journalists, these workshops will provide hands-on instruction on how to understand, source and tell compelling stories using data visualizations. The first workshop on September 4 will focus on how to find and understand government data. Then the second workshop on September 10 will provide an overview of useful tools for dealing and visualizing data.
REGISTRATION: Class size is limited. There is a $5 fee and registration is required by Friday, August 31.