Sunday, February 23, 2014

Malofiej is just a month a way

This is the second time in a month that I write about the Malofiej infographics summit and workshops.* On Friday, a colleague at UM asked me what "Malofiej" means. The conference is named after an Argentinian news cartographer who is considered a pioneer of news infographics. Read more about him here and in this long article by Gonzalo Peltzer (the introduction is mine.) It's in Spanish. If you don't understand that language, remember that Google Translate is your friend.

In my previous post I wrote that anyone in our field should try to attend Malofiej at least once, even being aware that it's not cheap to get to Pamplona. It's a life-changing experience And it's a lot of fun. I'm not the only one who says that, by the way. While writing this, I found reviews by Andy Kirk, who called Malofiej "the best week" of his professional life, Stephen Few, who "learned a great deal," and Robert Kosara. If you don't trust me, perhaps you can trust them.

Some links:

Workshop: About • Program • Registration
Summit: About • Program • Registration

*Just for the record: I'm not part of Malofiej's organization. I wrote this because Malofiej defined my career, as I met most of my friends and colleagues in information design there, so I feel that I owe it something in return.