Marc Reid Bio Marc Reid is an Independent Tableau Developer based in London helping clients make the most of Tableau. Marc has a software engineering and business analysis background but more recently studied for MSc in Business Intelligence to focus his career in the area of data and analytics.  He went on to join The […]

Source: Marris, Emma, How rats became an inescapable part of city living, National Geographic Magazine, April 2019. Photographs By Charlie Hamilton James Link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/04/rats-are-an-inescapable-part-of-city-life/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=Editorial::add=Animals_20190321::rid=36624939695 I remembering reviewing all of the Rat Sightings in New York City data visualizations that were created during Week 27 of Make Over Monday. National Geographic just published a great story […]

Source: O’Grady, Stephen, The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2019, redmonk.com, March 20, 2019, https://redmonk.com/sogrady/2019/03/20/language-rankings-1-19/ Back in December, I posted a couple of blogs about Data Scientists (the links are here and here). The first post discussed what a Data Scientist was, and the second post discussed the skills a Data Scientist needs to have. […]

Today is National Toast Day. How Is The Date For Toast Day Calculated? Per whatnationaldayisit.com, the day shown for ‘National Toast Day’ is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Feb. 23, 2016, across social media making references to ‘Toast Day’. Their algorithms examined all of the references to National Days across social […]

Readers: I wanted to share these DataViz cookies from Dr. Sarah Supp (@srsupp) that were the inspiration for Kelly Gilbert (@kelly_gilbert) to create her version of DataViz cookies. We need to have a DataViz cookie contest at TC19, I think! Best regards, Michael

Readers: I saw this tweet on Twitter from Kelly Gilbert (@kelly_gilbert) and had to share. Very creative! Best regards, Michael

RJ Andrews is a data storyteller. He is the author of Info We Trust: How to inspire the world with data https://amzn.to/2ryc4gf , a lavish adventure exploring how to inspire the world with data. RJ is the creator of https://infowetrust.com  where you can enjoy many of his award-winning data stories. When not working on his […]