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 […]