Cover photo credit: NYT JD at graphics department

Dear DNNers,

Visual, Visual, Visual -- that is what we see from NYT’s job description of editors for its graphics department released in July this year. “...You’ll guide our visual journalists as they pursue stories, … and you’ll decide how to shape our visual report”. “is comfortable editing visuals… if you have a sophisticated eye for visual opportunities, …”

Data visualisation skill is more than a trend now. It is becoming the new norm. Good news is that we got you backup with the monthly summary of hand-picked events and industrial news. Enjoy!

Photo credit: Tableau Software

Events Around Us

Using Tableau to Do Data Visualization: An In-Depth Hands-on Training Session. It’s one of events of Research Data Tool Series 2017, given by Marvin Wong, a Tableau consultant, achieving Master​'s​ degree in Statistics and has ​over ​10 years of experience in the field. The hands-on session will last for two hours from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Please come on Nov 2 (Thu) at Collaborative Computer Lab, L4, HKBU Library.

Tableau HK Hands-on Test Drive - 21 Nov. Another workshop hosted by official Tableau Software will start at 2:00 pm HKT on Nov 21 (Tue). The venue is 199 Des Voeux Road Central, Infinitus Plaza, Level 20. It is kindly reminded that you’d better register a.s.a.p and get there as early as you can since it’s open for entire HK.

Data Science unhackathon - November 2017 event. Unhackthon is a term coined by the enthusiasts who initiate a hackathon where the agenda would be set by participants and people would have fun coding together, instead of being a competition. Participants usually have diverse backgrounds like programming, designing and marketing. Good chance to know different people! Note that it will be held on Nov 5 (Sun) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and the venue has yet to be confirmed.

Environment Issue, Open Technology and Data Visualization. The speaker, HE Shan, is the project director of Greenovation Hub and contributor of Public Lab. She will deliver this talk at CVA 703, HKBU, from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm on Nov 11 (Sat), to introduce new ways of data collection via open technology, as well as how the communities work on open innovation. No need to register in advance. Just walk in on time.

Photo credit: Datawrapper

Industrial Updates

Data Viz Project, which is shortlisted in this year's Information Is Beautiful, aims at providing a collection of data visualizations. It gets you inspired and helps you pick the right type of charts.

Datawrapper: Create Charts and Maps. This one is a quite user-friendly tool which is widely used in foreign data journalism community. Moreover, Gregor Aisch who worked for NYT Graphics before recently joined Datawrapper as CTO. Lisa Charlotte Rost who was a fellow in NRP Visuals also joined the team as a designer.

Last Month’s Review

In October we shared some good events, and we do hope that you had a great time in any of them. This time we would love to take a retrospect on what happened last month, so if you accidentally missed some events, please have a glance at them below. :)

HKBU - SOPA (Award Winners Forum). Seven renowned guests were invited to share their great works with us at HKBU, covering from traditional in-depth reporting to data news project during Oct 23 - 27.

Product Management for Journalists Online Course. This course included 4 modules, trying to clarify the background and history of product management, its culture and strategy, how to use methodologies in a real project and provide some practices for learning. So far it has been in the phase of module two, and here are some reading material for your reference: Guide: Set goals with OKRs, Google re:work, Five Questions to Build a Strategy, Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism.


DNN Operating Team

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