Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Our new conference: Data Intersections

There are few things I enjoy as much as learning from interesting people. That's why I'm only half joking when I say that I help organize and fund events such as our upcoming Data Intersections conference (March 2nd) because I'm selfish.

Data Intersections is an experimental (and free!) 1-day event in which we're asking six people —five already announced— from journalism, data science, artificial intelligence, the digital humanities, etc. to chat about how data has changed their lives and work, and to share their thoughts about the promises or challenges data poses.

We're calling this event a “dialogue”. This means that the structure will likely be a series of short presentations by our speakers about a topic of their choice, followed by tons of time to interact with the audience. Being the first time that we run this little experiment, I don't foresee it'll be a big gathering; therefore, it may be a great opportunity to mingle with folks such as Shazna Nessa, director of visuals at The Wall Street Journal, and Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times.

We'll add more details to the website soon. For now, you can sign up for free here.

By the way, did I already say that Miami is lovely in early March?