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UCalgary Data Visualization Meetup Group

Hello, I’m John Brosz, Data Visualization Coordinator at the Taylor Family Digital Library. 

The aim of this group is to bring together students and scholars interested in data visualization.  Data visualization is a challenge taken on many (if not all) disciplines across campus; as a result it can be so diffuse that it is hard to know who might be working on similar problems, or might be able to bring their expertise to assist you in your work.  Therefore, to bring together a community of people interested in data visualization, I’m starting this series of online monthly meetings where we can meet one another and expand our knowledge of data visualization.


Anyone is welcome to come.  No data visualization experience is necessary.  Whether data visualization is the focus of your research, or you are just trying to add a figure to a paper, this group is for you.  This group is created with students, faculty, and staff at the University of Calgary in mind but people from elsewhere are welcome as well.


What will happen at these meetings?  This will be up to the group; I have a variety of ideas and there will be ample time for further suggestions as well as discussion what might be of interest at the first meeting.

Agenda (First Meeting)

  1. Welcome and self-introductions
  2. Group purpose
  3. Possible Meetup Topics
    1. Research talks / invited speakers / data visualization in different disciplines
    2. Introduction to Visualization (i.e., where do you start)
    3. Help me vis style session (provide constructive suggestions to data visualization conundrums as at https://policyviz.com/helpmeviz/how-it-works/)
    4. Visualization challenges / makeovers (https://www.makeovermonday.co.uk/)
    5. Interesting datasets
    6. Useful tools / software
    7. Visualization resources (books, podcasts, videos, conferences, etc)
    8. Journal club
  4. Research Talk:  Interesting Research Highlights @ EuroVis 2020 (John Brosz)
  5. Next Meeting, determine the optimal date and time


John Brosz at the TFDL Visualization Studio

Monday, October 5, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)

Registration is required. There are 40 seats available.