Data Literacy and Covid-19

This has been a year like no other, the effects of Covid-19 have impacted us all on personal and professional levels. In the first part of the year, I was looking at booking behaviors and worrying about the impacts to travel in Asia. By the end of March, I found myself obsessively checking Covid-19 statistics... Continue Reading →

Interview with Dave Doyle, City of Seattle’s former Open Data Manager

City governments have accumulated enormous amounts of data, and up until the last decade, accessing it was a challenge, even for those working in city governments. With more information going digital, many cities now share datasets publicly. The potential civic benefits are huge: greater government transparency and trust, better-informed decision-making, large-scale efficiencies, and more.  Seattle... Continue Reading →

Salmon Migrations

Datagami was founded in the Pacific Northwest, where salmon is kind of a big deal. We had a friend visiting from New York a few weeks ago so we took them to the Ballard Locks to watch the boats come through the locks and to look through the fish windows that are provided for viewers... Continue Reading →

Fighting Racism with Visualization

How do you confront something pervasive yet ignored or invisible till experienced? W.E.B. Du Bois is best known for his civil rights work and scholarship, but his pioneering data visualizations around race inequity are drawing more attention as visualization becomes a profession. His visualizations for the 1900 Exposition in Paris are stunningly artistic, minimalist, and... Continue Reading →

Lady with the Lamp

Lately, I’ve been fascinated to learn about women data pioneers. Florence Nightingale was a nurse. But did you know she was also a statistician? In fact, she was the first female to be elected into the Royal Statistical Society. That’s really cool! Flo (as I call her for short) created a way to graphically represent... Continue Reading →

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