The Bay Area Datavis group regularly meets up for talks and panels from leaders in the field of data visualization. Talks range from tools and technologies to inspiration and critique. If you aren't already, you should join our meetup group!
Santiago Ortiz (moebio.com) is an information visualization researcher and inventor. He uses his background in mathematics and complexity sciences to push the boundaries of information visualization and data based story telling. He was born in Colombia and currently lives in Argentina. In 2005 he co-founded Bestiario (Barcelona), the first company in Europe devoted to information visualization. Now he works as a freelancer and he specializes in visualizing conversations and knowledge.
Stamen Design was founded by Eric Rodenbeck in 2001. We have since developed a reputation for design and technical leadership in the emerging genre of interactive mapping and live data visualization.
Our diverse team works with corporate clients like MTV, National Geographic and Microsoft, cultural institutions like the Exploratorium and SFMOMA, artists like Vito Acconci, internet giants like Facebook and Google, and data bodies like OpenStreetMap.
Building and contributing to open source software projects is a key part of Stamen’s practice. Our work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
6:00 - 7:00pm Doors open. Socialize, with drinks and pizza provided by Yelp.
7:00 - 7:45pm Introductions and presentations by Eric Rodenbeck and Santiago
7:45 - 8:15pm Moderated Q&A
8:15 - 9:00pm Socializing, meeting with the speakers, networking.
Please make sure you RSVP with your first and last names. Security at Yelp is really pushing this. If you are not comfortable RSVP'ing with their legal names over the internet, please send an email with your first and last name so I can add you to the list manually (shashashasha at gmail).
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Datavis in the Bay Area
We're a passionate group of people from all backgrounds and skillsets interested in the intersections of data, code, and design.