Data Visualization and Storytelling Workshop

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Twenty-Four Seven McKinley Building

24th St. corner 7th Avenue

16th Floor

Taguig, NCR


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Shape decision-making in your organization with data stories

On October 24-25, Thinking Machines’ data scientist Stephanie Sy (former Google analyst) and data storytelling manager Pia Faustino will show you how to transform your analysis into actionable insight with engaging visuals and data-driven stories. You will learn how to:

  • Use storytelling to communicate data

  • Choose the best chart type

  • Design charts for truth and clarity

  • Execute chart redesign in Excel and PowerPoint

From our participants: “I was able to apply the skills I've learned within the same week and receive positive feedback from my own internal customers right after."

– F.M. Ycasiano, LBCX.PH INC.

Participant at Thinking Machines Data Analysis and Visualization Workshop May 2017

Why data storytelling?

You have the facts and you have the numbers. Great! But is that enough to drive action in your company? People are naturally wired to respond to stories rather than numbers and data, and your reports should be built to fit that need.

“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.”

– Stephen Few, data visualization expert

“People hear statistics, but they feel stories.”

– from "Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs" in Forbes 2016

Workshop Schedule and Curriculum

Day 1: Fundamentals (9 AM - 5PM)

Using Storytelling to Communicate Data

The Grammar of Data Viz: Mastering Basic Chart Types

Expanding Your Visual Vocab with Advanced Chart Types

Day 2: Best Practices (9 AM - 5PM)

Best Practices in Chart Design

Hands-on Charting Tips and Tricks

Introduction to Dynamic Data Visualization

Organizer + Trainers

We are Thinking Machines, a global data science consultancy that helps organizations use data effectively. We’re especially passionate about producing useful, truthful, and beautiful data stories. See our work for yourself at http://stories.thinkingmachin.es.

Our trainers have years of experience in journalism, advertising, data design, and applied statistics:

Stephanie Sy

Pia Faustino

What are you getting?

  • Lessons and hands-on activities applying best practices in data storytelling

  • Session handouts

  • Flash drive containing all session slides

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Certificate of completion

For Php 14,600/pax, VAT-inclusive.

From our participants: “It’s a must for anyone who analyzes data, and might very well be the best prophylactic to snore-inducing data analysis presentations.”

– Dino Romero, NuWorks Interactive Labs, Inc.

Participant at Thinking Machines Data Analysis and Visualization Workshop September 2016

Not available on the dates suggested?

Email us at events@thinkingmachin.es so we can put you on our wait list for future workshops.

Interested in a private workshop?

We also do private workshops for a minimum of 15 pax. E-mail us at events@thinkingmachin.es so we can customize a workshop for your organization’s needs.


What background do you need to join the workshop?

This workshop is meant to be valuable for anyone who has used formulas and created charts using any spreadsheet software like MS Excel or Google Sheets. No specialized skillset needed.

What do I need to bring?

Users will need to bring laptops pre-installed with updated versions of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Although the Windows operating system is preferred, participants using Mac will also be able to follow the workshop topics.

I don't have Paypal! Is there another way I can buy a ticket?

We accept bank transfers upon request. E-mail us at events@thinkingmachin.es so we can provide you with our bank account details. After that, you'll need to email us your deposit slip to confirm your purchase.

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one ticket?

We offer a 10% discount for groups bigger than 10. If you’re a large group of more than 20, we recommend a private workshop instead. E-mail us for more information about that.

What is the refund policy?

Early Bird Tickets are non-refundable.

Refund policy for Standard Tickets:

  • 100% refund more than 7 days before the event

  • 50% refund more than 3 but less than 7 days before the event

  • No refund if canceled less than 3 days before the event

I’m not available on the workshop dates. When is the next one?

Future workshops are on the way. E-mail us at events@thinkingmachin.es if you’d like to be notified about the next one.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If you're transferring your ticket to someone else, please do so in advance. You can visit your Eventbrite ticket order and update the name of the attendee anytime before the event begins.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free parking is available in the building but on a very limited basis. Otherwise, there are paid parking areas at the Fort Strip and Bonifacio High Street nearby.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, tickets are transferrable. Just update your Eventbrite ticket order with the name of the new attendee anytime before the event begins. Read more about how to do that here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to print your ticket. You can show us your Eventbrite confirmation order on your mobile phone.

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Taguig, NCR


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