For those of you who are thinking about diversity, inclusion and representativity in dataviz and what you can do, I wrote a blog post of my experience using an inclusion rider as a speaker at a data-related conference. https://www.chezvoila.com/blog/inclusionrider
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Hacks/Hackers Berlin is back in March! Join us in the brand new newsroom of taz, Germany's original progressive, independent and cooperative-owned newspaper to discuss open source tools, funding, and nonprofit journalism. https://www.meetup.com/Hacks-Hackers-Berlin/events/259937292/
@gka another concerning narrative thats slowly unfolding is that the three founders seem to be claiming some sort of ownership on the name and the brand, forbidding some people in NYC who recently hosted a meetup under that name. I can't fathom why
Four language Wikipedias — German, Czech, Danish, and Slovak — have decided to black out the sites in opposition to the current version of the EU Copyright Directive. https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/03/20/four-wikipedias-to-black-out-over-eu-copyright-directive/
OMG @sophiewarnes you are awesome for sharing this: https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/azjti7/leonardo_dicaprio_refuses_to_date_a_woman_over_25/
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favorable write-up by @Forbes_DACH@twitter.com of our work at @firstname.lastname@example.org:
( i must say i prefer the band photo we took last fall to the header image with just Boris & me looking rather stern ;)
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I just upgraded our hosting plan to ~USD$45 per month to handle all your toots. So, yeah, there's no such thing as a free toot. 🍍
Female researchers in Europe in 2015...
@gka I generally like LOESS, any "methodology" for picking the smoothing etc. parameters? Was it chosen to give a visually smooth yet non-linear result? Also, wondering if curves would differ if the month beginnings and ends were augmented by a few adjacent data points from the prior and subsequent months for continuity
@gka I’m a fan of showing as much data as possible but I’m leaning towards Lisa’s version. The simple arrows pointing up convey the situation bluntly. In fact, I’d be curious to see them on a common baseline for once. I find myself looking for the moths that increased the most. (I can convert anything to a bar chart - I’m fun at parties)
And today I forked Adams chart to use Loess regression instead of the linear model, because I thought temperature isn't increasing linearly (but maybe exponentially?)
A few days ago @1wheel made a nice version of the chart that also shows the individual temperatures as points + linear trend lines
This whole article by @TmarcoH & @pabloroblesg by @SCMPgraphics is packed with great #dataviz, but the projection of this map is something else. Wow. https://multimedia.scmp.com/news/world/article/3000839/permafrost/?src=app
✏️ New essay: "We Need Chrome No More"
There's a new "data visualization society" slack channel. Not sure what it's about, and I'm reluctant to join another crowded Slack. Slack isn't a good medium for group discussions, I think... https://medium.com/data-visualization-society/introducing-the-data-visualization-society-d13d42ab0bec
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