Posts tagged ‘meetup’

Getting Creative with Big Data and Google Apps

Big data isn’t just for those who can wrangle Hadoop or wrestle with R. Service interfaces (APIs) make it easy for even the relative novice explorer some creative solutions. Working for an innovation centre I often find the need to quickly glue together service APIs to gain some insight from the data flowing around our sector. More often than not I turn to Google Sheets (Spreadsheets) and Google Apps Script to rapidly develop dashboards I can share with colleagues. It’s reassuring to see I’m not the only one who uses this approach. A recent post on the Google Apps Developer Blog highlighting how the UK Government’s Cabinet Office do Google Analytics reporting with Google Apps Script. A great thing about […] Continue Reading

#bdw12 – Check out “Data Stories” – Podcast

DATA STORIES is a bi-weekly podcast on data visualization with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner. Their  first guest on the show is Andy Kirk who is on our all star panel on April 24th for the Big Data week community meetup, also Moritz just came back from Malofiej 20, the Infographic World Summit, and we used the chance to discuss our impressions of the event — the conference, the awards, the workshops and the general vibe. On this show Andy Kirk discusses Big Data week and his involvement with it how he is supporting the event itself and also how data visualisation has exploded over the last two years and interesting debate on the Infographic World summit. LISTEN to the […] Continue Reading

Big Data – 10 Significant Visualisation Developments

Guest Post : Andy Kirk from Visualising Data Andy will be on the panel for Big Data week community meetup on April 24th and as our guest he has allowed us to repost this amazing article he published in December I hope you enjoy and look forward to meeting him at the event. Back in July I published a collection of the 10 most significant visualisation developments from the first half of 2011. These were a very personal view of the most prominent, memorable, significant, progressive and appealing developments of the year so far. As we prepare to bid farewell to 2011 I am now looking back over the latter half of the year with a follow up collection of developments that […] Continue Reading

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