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The Data & Design Series
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3 Nights • All About Data & Design • After Work • 6-9PM
Cascade is improving data literacy amongst designers, so they can explain information faster and clearer. We are still adding speakers, so stay tuned!
Monday, March 6, 2017
Theme: Collecting, Strategizing & Asking the Right Questions
USER RESEARCH, DATA SCIENCE, FUNDAMENTALS, THINKING
"Thinking Like a Data Scientist"
Data Analyst at Twitch
Danny Hernandez will teach you how to take a step back and strategically analyze the information at hand. He'll review:
- The value of a good metric
What makes a good analysis
When you should talk to users vs. relying on data
How to measure anything
How to classify information by level of importance
"Collaborating with a Data Scientist"
Data Scientist at Asana
Erin Akinci works with research teams at Asana to understand their customers and how they interact with the product. In this talk, she'll share how she and her team
- Identify power users and popular content
- Recognize trends, repetitions and patterns in visually represented graphs
- & A/B test and experiment with design
Tuesday March 7, 2017
Theme: Infographics, Charts & Graphs
VISUAL DESIGN, DATA JOURNALISM
Visual Product Designer for Data
Kiera shares her experience working for the Chicago Tribune as a visual journalist and how she has found it useful in the UX process.
She will also introduce visual principles then provide context within projects she's worked on including financial software, charts and graphs for dashboards, and printed reports.
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Visualizing Information with Tools & Software
VISUAL DESIGN, CROSS-TEAM COLLABORATION, ENGINEERING
"Informing Business Decisions with Data Visualizations"
Mike Terry & Jake Pollard
Engineer & Data Scientist at Lawfty
Mike Terry (Engineer) and Jake Pollard (Data Scientist) from Lawfty share how data visualizations and specific tools improve collaboration and communication across their 3 remote offices.
They’ll teach us how they use:
- Charts.js, D3 and a few other languages to measure and visualize data
- Algorithms to predict targeted content for Adwords
- Data visualizations to communicate with non-technical decision makers
More Speakers to be Added! Stay tuned!
About Our Speakers
Data Analyst & Data Scientist
Danny is a Data Analyst & Data Scientist at Twitch. He's been with the company for over 5 years, when they were originally Justin.TV. He worked as an analyst, project manager, led Twitch’s social video platform, and now focuses on data science.
Visual Data Designer
Kiera Westphal is a Visual Product Designer with over 10 years experience in Visual Storytelling, UX and Data Visualization. She has a passion for synthesizing a clear representation of complex information.
Kiera graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Communication Design, focusing her studies on successfully bringing together the user and client needs, business goals, and technical realities in a cohesive form.
Beyond design, Kiera enjoy open-water swimming, sketching, trans-continental cycling, and making commercial art for the national Art-o-Mat project.
CEO & Engineer
Mike is the technical co-founder of Lawfty, a data-driven system that connects consumers searching for lawyers with injury attorneys in their local region. Prior to starting Lawfty in 2013, Mike started streaming video analytics company SeeTheScene.tv, and also worked for many years as a signal processing analyst and engineer for Space & Airborne Systems at Raytheon and SGI.
He has a BS and M.Eng from MIT, where he studied Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology and played football (yes, MIT has a football team).
Jake is a data scientist at Lawfty where he spends his time identifying signals in a forest of noise. He studied analytics at the University of San Francisco's MSAN program and mathematics at UT Austin. When not reading math books and deep learning papers, he can be found riding a bike in Marin county.
THIS EVENT IS PRODUCED BY:
Cascade SF is a design and technology organization based in San Francisco, CA. We produce events and spotlight talent in the tech industry to improve cross-team collaboration, sharpen your tools, and improve skills.
Check us out at cascadesf.com.
SPONSORED & HOSTED BY:
Quantcast built one of the world’s most sophisticated data-intelligence platforms, using big data and machine learning to solve the biggest challenges in marketing and create more rewarding experiences across the digital landscape.
They are currently hiring designers for different roles. Checkout their available job openings.
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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
E-mail Andi Galpern at [email protected] with any questions you might have.
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