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Data Visualization For Storytellers

January 9-10, 2020

Data Visualization For Storytellers

Data Visualization for Storytellers is a two-day, hands-on certificate program focused on communicating complex information with visually appealing charts, graphs, and maps. Participants will learn to create clear and meaningful visualizations using publicly available data, tell stories with interactive maps, and create beautiful and effective graphs and charts.

Course Overview

You will:

  • Learn to employ good graphic design techniques with data visualizations.
  • Create interactive data illustrations for the web.
  • Learn to create interactive maps.
  • Learn the importance of and how to clean and process data for visualizations.
  • Employ best practices for using interactive databases to create visualizations and maps that tell stories with data.
  • Get hands-on experience using Tableau Public, and other data visualization tools.

You’ll enjoy personalized small class instruction from expert instructors. This program is a skill-based learning experience for beginners in data visualization. You’ll work hands-on with the tools and create real examples of charts, graphs and maps. This assures that you will be able to apply your new skill set immediately upon completion of the workshop.

 

Our Training At Your Location

Interested in having us bring our training to your organization? Please contact Vicki Hammarstedt at vhammarstedt@berkeley.edu

My favorite part is the principles of design for data visualization. It's impressive we could go through so much content in only two days.

Catherine H.
Project Director

I was very happy to get some of the conceptual framework for data visualization as well as lots of time working to create them.

Emily V.
Program Coordinator

Who Should Attend?

Data Visualization for Storytellers is ideal for people interested in a rapid-paced, immersive experience in data visualization tools & techniques. This workshop is ideal for scientists, communication professionals, journalists, bloggers, educators, faculty, and those interested in becoming proficient in learning to communicate data with clarity and creativity.

Need help justifying this training to your employer? Please check out our customizable document.

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Instructors & Facilitators

Instructors subject to change.

Peter Aldhous

Peter Aldhous is a science journalist with BuzzFeed News and data visualization instructor for Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. He also teaches data visualization at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, investigative reporting in the Science Communication Program at the UC Santa Cruz, and has developed online training materials in data visualization for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Peter got his start in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for Nature in London, fresh from a PhD in animal behavior. Later he worked as European correspondent for Science, news editor for New Scientistand chief news and features editor with Nature, before moving to California in 2005 to become New Scientist‘s San Francisco bureau chief. Peter works with free tools to ‘interview’ and visualize data – from scans of his own DNA to records of human conflict. His projects include web apps that have explored the local and global history of climate change, and the number of Earth-like planets in our galaxy. Peter’s articles have won awards from bodies including the Association of British Science Writers, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Wistar Institute.

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Tuition

$945 USD

We encourage team work! Bring a colleague or friend and receive additional tuition discounts. Contact Alexandre Bui at alexandre.bui@berkeley.edu for more information.

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When?

January 9-10, 2020

8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instruction begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Morning coffee and catered networking lunch provided.

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Where?

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

121 North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

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Requirements & Prerequisites

  • All participants must bring their own laptop for use during this workshop and it must be WiFi ready. A Chromebook WILL NOT work for this course.
  • Note that Lenovo laptops are known to be incompatible with some software used in this course. If you need to rent our laptop for any reason, it will be an additional $45 per day of rental.
  • This is a beginner-level workshop.
  • Participants must be comfortable with technical subjects and learning in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Google spreadsheets and Google drive is required. Need a refresher? Try our Spreadsheet Tutorial
  • personal Google/Gmail account is required for this class. Please remember to bring your user login and password.
  • Proficiency in English.

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Contact Person

Alexandre Bui
alexandre.bui@berkeley.edu
510-642-3892

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Questions & Additional Information

Where should I stay?


We suggest staying in the Berkeley area. Nearby hotels include:

– Faculty Club (on UC campus)
– Graduate Hotel
– Hotel Shattuck Plaza
– Bancroft Hotel
– Extended Stay America or Executive Inn and Suites
– La Posada Guest House

Many of our participants have also found luck with Airbnb.

Where should I park?


The closest parking to North Gate Hall, where Berkeley Advanced Media Institute is located, is the Lower Hearst Parking Garage. For public parking, you must enter on the second floor via Scenic Ave and park next to a gold pillar. Many spots in this garage are permit parking only, so please be vigilant of posted signs. Parking is $2/hr, max $20/day.

Another option for parking is the Stadium Parking Garage, located under Maxwell Field and between California Memorial Stadium and the Greek Theater. Parking here is $25/day with variable hourly rates.

If you wish to utilize public transportation, North Gate Hall is about 15-20 minute walking distance from Downtown Berkeley BART Station. There are also multiple AC Transit bus lines that stop in front of the building.

For more information on different parking garages around campus, visit the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation website.

What is your cancellation & refund policy?

• Cancellations must be received in writing by email to advancedmedia@journalism.berkeley.edu.

• Cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program registered for will receive a refund of all monies less the $275.00 cancellation fee. We are unable to refund any fees for registrations cancelled within two weeks of the start of training.

• Failure to appear for the training will result in forfeiture of the full course fee.

• Changes to the registration at anytime are only by approval of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute administration.

• The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. In this case, applicants are entitled to a full refund of the program fee.

• The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute will advise applicants at the earliest opportunity of changes to schedule program. The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled programs.

• If you purchased your class through CourseHorse, then our Refund & Cancellation policy applies to your purchase.

Can I transfer to a different workshop if I change my mind?

We currently do not offer transfer option between workshops. However, you may cancel the current workshop to receive a full refund less the cancellation fee and enroll in the preferred course. Please contact us directly at advancedmedia@journalism.berkeley.edu prior to making any changes. Change requests do not apply to request made 15-days prior to the workshop start date.

In-depth information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. No video or audio recordings of the materials presented are permitted in any workshop.

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