SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2012) - Trulia, Fast Company's Co.Design, O'Reilly Media and Hacks/Hackers have teamed up to co-host a two-day data visualization workshop for journalists in September simultaneously in New York City and San Francisco. Created in support of the Obama Administration's critical Safety Data Initiative -- a historic effort to make government safety data on transportation, crime and consumer products much more accessible -- these workshops aim to help data journalists investigate and tell stories fueled by this data.
WHEN: From 6:00PM to 9:00PM on Tuesday, September 4 and Monday, September 10, 2012.
LOCATION: The New York City workshop will be held at Fast Company's downtown Manhattan office and the San Francisco workshop will be held at Trulia's SOMA headquarters.
SPEAKERS: Brian Forde, Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO on Mobile and Data Innovation, and Jo Strang, Co-lead of the Safety Data Initiative, will introduce and provide insight on the Obama Administration's Safety Data Initiative. The workshops will be lead by Jon Bruner, Editor-at-Large at O'Reilly Media in New York City and Sha Hwang, Design Technologist at Trulia in San Francisco. Other speakers include leading data journalists and design technologists such as Nathaniel Kelso, Design Technologist at Stamen Design and Chief Cartographer at NaturalEarthData.com, and Alex Howard, Government 2.0 Correspondent at O'Reilly Media, among others.
KEY TAKEAWAYS: Designed for both established and emerging journalists, these workshops will provide hands-on instruction on how to understand, source and tell compelling stories using data visualizations. The first workshop on September 4 will focus on how to find and understand government data. Then the second workshop on September 10 will provide an overview of useful tools for dealing and visualizing data.
REGISTRATION: Class size is limited. There is a $5 fee and registration is required by Friday, August 31.
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Hacks/Hackers is an international grassroots organization that brings journalists, designers and developers together to advance and reimagine what's possible in news and technology through presentations, education and hack events. Its motto: Talking is good, Making is better. To learn more, visit http://HacksHackers.com