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Data Visualization is Having Quite a Moment

People are dying. The economy is collapsing. The world feels like it’s falling apart. This is no time to be capitalizing on the misfortune of others, even to hijack a popular subject and inject non-essential content around it. (Never mind what some craven individuals are doing to exploit it.) And I won’t divert attention for […]

Data Storytelling for Regular Folks

Before I jump into data storytelling for regular folks, let me introduce this newsletter to you! I’ve been doing online courses here on LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) for about six years now. And I was thrilled when LinkedIn approached me to do a recurring series in addition to my one-off courses. I decided to title […]

Woodstock at 50…Visualized

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, I created a data visualization of every data point I could find about the event. This project was full of interesting twists and turns along the way. This post is both a showcase of the project, as well as an explanation of what it took to bring […]

Visualizing Large Datasets

The theme for the July episode of my newest LinkedIn Learning course is “Visualizing Large Datasets”. In this course, I do a lesson on a theme and then interview someone on that theme. Working with large data presents a unique set of challenges – not least of which is thinking about your audience and how […]