May 10

GGD #60 “Detecting misleading data visualisations”, Tamara Chehayeb Makarem

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Bio:

Tamara is a User Experience Designer. She works in London at Scott Logic, a UK-based consultancy, on projects ranging from trading applications, to data analytics platforms, financial management tools, and Intranets.

She has also worked in Beirut, and New York designing desktop and mobile web and native applications for clients in e-commerce, healthcare and retail. You can follow her blog posts on Medium and on her company blog and connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Data visualisation helps to breathe life into raw data. At its best it can uncover hidden truths and publicize them to a wider audience. However, the misuse of data visualisation, whether intended or not, can mislead users and hide information from them. Also, choosing the wrong type of visualisation for your chosen data can undermine your message and the power of the data you have collected. In her presentation “Detecting misleading data visualisations”, Tamara Chehayeb Makarem identifies examples of where data has been presented in a form that is, whether intentionally or not, misleading. She talks about how to detect such visualisations and how to avoid making these errors in our own work.

Where

This is kindly being hosted by Scott Logic 25 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4PB

Bristol

When

6.30 for 7 – 9pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sign Up

As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup) here Girlgeekdinners Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/.

 

Apr 11

GGD #59 An introduction to Womens Tech hub ~ Bristol

Great news!! – Bristol girlgeekdinners has just had an invitation to be sponsored by Bloomberg at the ACCU event at the Marriot on Wednesday 26th April. Due to the short timescale to get a speaker we have decided to do a formal presentation from the Womens Tech hub ~ Bristol.
We’ve been expanding quickly and believe this will be a great opportunity to explain who we all are to the Womens tech group, what we have been doing, what we have in the planning and what our long term goals are.
We would also appreciate your input and ideas as we’ve set it up to support the women tech groups as well as the individual members within them.
We hope to see you there – please bring along any male colleagues to this one that may be interested in support etc as womens tech hub is about also speaking to the tech industry to improve diversity.

Find thebasic  event details on the girlgeekdinners meetup (women only) https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/events/239139245/ or the womens tech hub meetup (gender neutral) https://www.meetup.com/Womens-Tech-Hub-Bristol/events/239139328/

We will update the event with full details once we have set it up – for womens tech hub details http://wthub.org email us if you have any questions or suggestions on info@wthub.org

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Mar 19

Next meeting and also Womens Tech Hub Diversity? event announced

Hi All
 
We are taking an easter break next month but have pencilled in a date with scottlogic for the month after. They are being Uber supportive about getting women back into tech and are really great sponsors. We will find some suitable candidates for speaking – the last two were brilliant and it was a really fun event so we are sure this one will be too.
 
We will let you know more when we get the details
 
Many thanks for all your continued support for the groups
 
Constance and Serrie
to sign up (you need to join but its free) https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/events/238541479/
and …..
Womens Tech Hub ~ Bristol have announced a Diversity event on 24th June at the watershed in Bristol – see the holding page here …
http://www.wthub.org/diversity2017/
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