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Alberto Cairo at Galvanize Boulder! Getting Smarter About Visual Info

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Galvanize - Boulder

1023 Walnut Street

#100

Boulder, CO 80302

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Please join Great Data Minds and their special guest Alberto Cairo for this informational presentation based on his book "How Charts Lie".

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We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?

Charts, infographics, and diagrams are ubiquitous. They are useful because they can reveal patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. Good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them.

However, they can also deceive us. Charts lie in a variety of ways—displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty— or are frequently misunderstood. Many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day. This talk teaches to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones.

Please join Great Data Minds, Galvanize - Boulder, and special guest Alberto Cairo for this informative event based on his most recent book "How Charts Lie".

Agenda:

  • 8:30 -9:00 Registration + Networking
  • 9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:15-10:15 Albert Cairo Presentation: "How Charts Lie"
  • 10:15-10:30 Q+A
  • 10:30 Wrap Up + Meeting Adjourn

About Alberto Cairo:

Alberto Cairo is a journalist and designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been head of information graphics at media publications in Spain and Brazil.

The author of several textbooks, Cairo currently consults with companies and institutions like Google and the Congressional Budget Office, and has provided visualization training to the European Union, Eurostat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Army National Guard, and many others. He lives in Miami, Florida.

A Note About Parking:

The best place to park is the St. Julien parking structure adjacent to the Galvanize building. Guests arriving on campus will proceed through the Amante Cafe/Galvanize front lobby and up the stairs on the left hand side to the double classroom. There will be signs up to guide attendees.

Special thanks to our sponsor:

Galvanize - Boulder

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