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How to Build a Large Scale Data Visualization

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Large publishers like the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg are creating impressive visualizations with teams of designers and developers. Recreating a similar project might seem out of reach for the non-professional; however many of the tools used to build visualizations are open source and freely available. With a good understanding of visual design anyone can apply the same techniques and come up with a great data visualization. Discover how well-crafted data visualizations can make a powerful impact in your professional work and learn the skills necessary to share your insights through compelling visualizations. **Mike Barry** and **Brian Card** shared their insights, experiences, and best practices for working with data visualizations. Here's an example: [**Visualizing MBTA Data**](http://mbtaviz.github.io/ "Visualizing MBTA Data") Presented at Simmons College Main College in Boston, MA. (Jan. 2015)

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Mike Barry is a Software Engineer at Twitter who focuses on backend services and data analysis. He has bachelor's degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and is currently working on a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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Brian Card is a Software Engineer at Viasat who focuses on UI design and network management. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Union College and is working on a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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