Sophie Sparkes

Workshop Abstract: Humans are visual creatures. Visualising data makes it easier for us to explore it, find insights, and helps people understand those insights to make decisions. In this hands-on workshop learn how to to visually analyse your data to find insights, then quickly turn those insights engaging and compelling, interactive data visualisations. No programming required. You will learn how to connect to files, clean and analyse data, create charts, make them interactive, and publish them on your site.

Pre-requisites: Bring your own laptop. Please install the free software Tableau Public (https://public.tableau.com) before the class and create a free Tableau Public profile (click on the ‘sign in’ button and create a new profile).

Talk Abstract: Make your data visualisations memorable. A picture may say a thousand words, but a good chart is only better than a block of text if your audience can remember it. In our information-saturated world our attention is at a premium. In this talk, Sophie looks into the science behind what makes a visualisation memorable, and how you can use these findings in your work. Start making your visualisations both eye-catching and memorable.

Bio: Sophie loves making data accessible. She managed the Tableau Public team where she helped journalists, non-profits and educators visualise their data to tell insightful stories. She has a background in analytics and government.

 

Saturday April 21st , 2018
9:00 am-
5:00 pm
Data Science Festival Mainstage (Ballot ticket only) CodeNode - 10 South Pl, London EC2M 7EB BALLOT TICKETS ARE NOW OPEN Get Tickets Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering here enters you into the ticket ballot for…
Friday April 20th , 2018
9:00 am-
5:00 pm
Join us for a day of deep dive learning at our 3.5-hour workshops, offering you a chance to take part in a combination of amazing and enlightening workshops with experts in their field. Lunch will be provided from 12:30PM-1: 30 PM giving you a chance to network and mingle with your…