Allen Hillery Bio My name is Allen Hillery and I’m an adjunct associate at Columbia University at the School of Professional Studies’ Applied Analytics Program where I teach Storytelling with Data. I’m a freelance writer as well as writer at Nightingale a Medium Publication of the Data Visualization Society. I have a Bachelor’s of Engineering […]

Thirty-five years ago today, on July 23rd, 1983, I ate the 72 oz Steak at The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas. There have only been about 4,800 people who have ever been able to do this feat and I thought I would use today’s blog to tell you my personal story about this. After all, […]

Readers: At the beginning of the 2018 new year (earlier this month), Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic of Storytelling With Data fame, challenged the dataviz community to create an annotated line graph on a topic of our choice. Nearly 90 people took her up on this challenge! Cole has just posted a summary where she has shared with all […]

Readers: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, the author of the seminal book, Storytelling with Data, announced a monthly challenge last Tuesday to the data visualization community at large. Coles reasoning behind this was as follows, One of the best ways to learn is to do. This is something I strongly believe. We learn and get better through practice […]

Readers: A few weeks again, we marked the 105 anniversary of the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic. Four days into it s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City, late in the night of April 14, 1912 to the early morning hours the next day, more than 1,500 of the 2,224 passengers (and […]

Readers: Recently I participated in the MOOC, Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization which was taught by Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause. This course was a MOOC-style course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas – Austin. I have previously attend two […]

Readers: Recently I participated in the MOOC, Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization which was taught by Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause. This course was a MOOC-style course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas – Austin. I have previously attend two […]

Readers: Recently I participated in the MOOC, Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization which was taught by Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause. This course was a MOOC-style course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas – Austin. I have previously attend two […]

Readers: The 5th annual Tapestry Conference was held on March 1st, 2017. Over 100 invitees from journalism, academia, government and both the non-profit and for-profit private sectors gathered at the Casa Monica resort in St. Augustine, Florida to discuss the emerging discipline of data storytelling. Click on the Tapestry logo, to the right, to be […]

Antonio Farach (photo, right) is the Infographic Editor at Muscat Media Group, publisher of Times of Oman and Al Shabiba. He was commissioned to produce an infographic about the traditional beekeeping in Oman to be published in a double page format at the newspapers Times of Oman and Al Shabiba (the same graphic in English and Arabic) as for the […]