How to become a Data Visualization Wizard

Oct 29, 2019 · Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Because so many people could not join the latest ODS talk we are doing the same workshop jointly with Astrolabs

Why are Hans Rosling’s charts so good? Why Excel charts are not? Why SpaceX uses pie charts and Blue Origin uses bars?
Based on his new book Data Visualization, in this interactive workshop (bring your pen & paper), you will learn the secrets of GREAT data visualization and storytelling.

About the Speaker:
Jose Berengueres received an MEE and a PhD in bio-inspired robotics from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently with the Computer Science Department at UAE where he teaches Agile, Lean UX and Design Thinking. He is also currently coaching entrepreneurs in Dubai, teaching at the university's incubator program and is the founder of PyData Dubai. In addition, he has taught Design Thinking, Big Data Analytics and Business Models at Apple, Bielefeld University, Mexico's CEDIM, and Hult Business School in Dubai. He also consults on UX Design and Data Science for various companies such as Awok, Etihad and Healint in Singapore. In 2007- 2008 he developed two startups (a visual Twitter and a photo-sharing site). He is the author of Brown Book of Design Thinking and Sketch Thinking. His research focuses on creativity, HCI, UX and data science. Jose is a Kaggle master.

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Meetup Agenda:
1. Know the principles of visualization and storytelling
2. Summarize information visually
3. Apply visual tools to decision making
4. Synthesize persuasive visuals

AstroLabs is the region’s premier coworking community and training academy. Our spaces in Dubai and Riyadh host more than a hundred tech companies and facilitate company licensing with 100% ownership for both local and international companies in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Our training academy graduates number in the thousands across the region, covering topics ranging from digital marketing and software development to data science and business development.

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