Bootcamp

Data Visualization & Storytelling Bootcamp

Create Strong Narratives with Data

Free Online Bootcamp

Jan 26-29, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

This 12-hour workshop teaches participants the fundamentals of data visualization, which they can use to support data-driven decision-making and a data-driven culture.

By the end of this course, they will be able to recognize misleading or inaccurate charts and graphs, understand the design principles involved in creating effective and accurate visualizations, and create a narrative that accurately supports the data, provides context, and reveals actionable insights.

You’ll Learn to:

  1. Create a narrative that accurately supports the data, provides context, and reveals actionable insights
  2. Understand the design principles involved in creating effective and accurate visualizations
  3. Recognize misleading or inaccurate charts and graphs provided by others

No background in math or data analysis is required.

Outline:

Day One

  • The basics of data visualization
  • Getting started with data visualization
  • The anatomy of a chart
  • Q&A

Day Two

  • Common charts & graphs

  • Choosing a visual

  • Reducing chart clutter

  • Q&A

Day Three

  • Visual design theory
  • Common mistakes
  • Misleading statistics & visual distortions
  • Q&A

Day Four

  • Data storytelling
  • Q&A

Dr. Gunnar Kleemann

Gunnar Kleemann holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Master’s in Data Science (MIDS) from UC Berkeley. He did postdoctoral research on the genomics of aging at Princeton University, where he focused on developing high throughput robotic assays to understand how genetic changes alter lifespan and reproductive biology. Currently, he runs Austin Capital Data, an Austin Based Data science consulting company, and is an instructor at UC Berkeley’s MIDS (Masters in Data Science) program.