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Saturday, March 8 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Truth Will Set You Free but Data Will Piss You Off

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As data become more readily available, we are lulled into believing “the numbers don’t lie.” However, the human data collection methods and process, the various motives of the people involved, the political or social systems in place all define how data are presented and perceived. Can any presentation of data be truly objective in the first place? This session will explore the issues and ethics around data visualization--a subject of recent debate in the data visualization community--and suggest how we can use data in tandem with social responsibility.

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Jake Porway

Exec DirDataKindJake Porway is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He is the founder and Executive Director of DataKind, an organization that brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations... Read More →
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Kim Rees

Co-FounderPeriscopicKim Rees is Head of Information Visualization at Periscopic, and is a prominent individual in the data visualization community. She has presented at several industry events including Strata, OSCON, Wolfram Data Summit, VisWeek, Tableau User Conference, NY Hacks/Hackers... Read More →
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Jonathan Schwabish

Government EconomistPolicyVizJonathan Schwabish is an economist with the U.S. federal government and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. He has conducted research on inequality, immigration, retirement security, data measurement, food stamps, and other aspects of public... Read More →

Saturday March 8, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sheraton Austin, Creekside 701 E 11th St

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