Geometricomatic

    I created a fun geometric art generator as an experiment playing around with SVG and D3. If the iframe embed below doesn’t work, you can try this direct link.

    A8C GM Photo

    Each year at Automattic, we take a full company photo at our Grand Meetup. We receive a hard copy of the photo printed out and framed. While procrastinating and looking at these photos, I noticed several people stood in close to the same spot year-over-year. It became the topic for my flash talk. » Flash […]

    xkcd graph style in d3

    I saw an article on Hacker News about duplicating the xkcd hand-drawn graph style saw I thought I would give it a shot using d3 javascript library. I have very limited experience with d3 but think I came up with something relatively close. View live example, or See Source View source of the live example […]

    Strata Data Conference Recap 2012

    This article is a recap of the Strata 2012 data conference I went to. I did some previous analysis on the attendee directory, so I am also including the results of the connectedness change before and after the conference. Update on Twitter Attendee Analysis From the list of twitter attendees generated before the conference, I […]

    Strata 2012 Attendee Analysis

    The Strata Conference is next week, so I was browsing the attendee directory curious to see who I know is going or looking for interesting companies to meet with. This got me thinking about the overall connectedness of the attendee list. So… A few scripts later and a bit of analysis I produced the following […]

    Infographic design, give tables a chance

    There has been a recent backlash against infographics lately, justified as this graphic illustrates. Infographics have lost their way, their main purpose should be to make data easier to read by adding a visual perspective to the information shown. For example, using visuals can show the difference in sizes or distance better than abstract numbers. […]

    Taste of R: An Introduction

    Introduction R is a statistical programming language and environment, it is open source and available on most platforms. R is not a replacement of Java, C, Perl, Python or other common language; R is a specific tool for data calculations, manipulations and graphing. If you have a programming background, R can be a great replacement […]

    World Revolutions data visualization

    The recent events in Tunisia and Egypt got me thinking about revolutions across history. They tend to cluster together both in geography and time. So being on the current data visualization kick I’m on, it sounded like a fun little project. The following is a world map highlighting revolutions going forward in time. The data […]

    Strata Data Conference Recap

    This last week I attended the inaugural Strata Conference, a conference titled “making data work”. It broke into a few different tracks, (1) handling big data, scaling infrastructure, for example hadoop and cassandra systems, (2) data visualizations, how to present data, graphics and tons of examples and (3) data sets and cool shit you can […]