Here’s a link to the presentation I gave on October 30th at the Digital Analytics Association Symposium on Data Visualization and Expression. It’s improved since I gave my first talk on the subject at IgnitePhilly 11.
One of my goals this year was to do more public speaking at bigger events. I’m glad I did it, but preparing for this talk drained me mentally in the weeks leading up to it. In retrospect I should have learned more about the association and the speakers. I think it would have mitigated some of my nervousness. It’s important to push the limits of your comfort zone and giving this talk definitely expanded mine.
I’m not sure what’s next for me in public speaking, but I’m planning a blog post on what Data Expression means and how I think it differs from Data Visualization.
Here are some of my favorite tweets from the event.
@bengarvey of @RJMetrics presenting on data visualization + visual discovery #DAAPHL pic.twitter.com/hHloDfT56b
— Philly DAA Chapter (@PhillyDAA) October 30, 2014
"the pie chart needs to die" @bengarvey agreed! #DAAPHL @NicoMiceli
— Amanda (@McGswagg) October 30, 2014
@bengarvey showed this slide, pretty great! #DAAPHL pic.twitter.com/Iqe3biDTtK
— Dennis Still (@denstill) October 30, 2014