Data Stories Hangout!

Hi Folks!

We would like to experiment with Google Hangout and create a Data Stories event where we can all get connected live on it. It’s an experiment, we don’t know if it will work but we think it’s worth a try.

You can ask the questions you always wanted to ask (we like the scary and irreverent ones of course) and we’ll get the opportunity to see some of your faces more closely!

The event will be held on Tue, Nov 13th at 2pm EST (8pm CET for most Europeans).

IMPORTANT: we want the get the feeling of how many people intend to participate. Please add a brief commet here below if you want to participate or drop us a line at mail@datastori.es.

In order to participate you have to make sure you have a working account on GH. Best, is to try out with some friends. We’ll post the link to join the hangout shortly before the event on the blog and twitter. For technical reasons we cannot post it beforehand.

We are super excited to try out this experiment. The whole hangout is automatically recorded and we’ll post it online.

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions. Stay tuned and be ready!!!

Enrico & Mo.

Introducing Data Stories

Hi Folks,

Enrico and Moritz are happy to introduce Data Stories, a podcast on data visualization and anything concerning data, from art to statistics.

Enrico writes fellinlovewithdata.com and he is a data visualization researcher. Moritz writes well-formed-data.net and he is a data visualization freelancer.

The idea of creating a podcast started taking shape when Enrico interviewed Moritz on “How to Become a Data Visualization Freelancer“. We got a such a positive feedback and we had so much fun that we thought: “Hey, what about doing it regularly?”. So, here we are with Data Stories.

We are podcasts lovers and noticed there is no podcast on data visualization around, so we created the one we would like to listen. Many of the interesting discussions in the field today come from the alternative perspectives of people with different backgrounds. Enrico is an academic, Moritz a designer. Unfortunately, we happen to agree too much and too often on too many things, but there is still space for some fights!

Each episode is organized around one specific hot topic or area we like. We’d also love to make the podcast as interactive as possible, so if you have anything special you would like  appear in the podcast drop us a line! We also plan to have special guests. Again, if you want to suggest anyone (yourself included) let us know.

Data Stories is pretty much work in progress but we are doing our best to provide a solid and pleasurable program. Please help us making Data Stories a success and let us know what you think.

Best,
Enrico & Moritz