Below are the slides from my presentation at European Data Forum in Dublin, April 9 2013.
These are the slides from my lightning talk at the Hacks/Hackers meetup in Boston, March 28, 2013
About a year ago DataMarket set up a sales and marketing office in the Boston area. At the time it was just me, but we’ve since grown to a team of three and plan to have 6-8 people working out of the region before the end of the year.
Yesterday we moved into new offices on 184 High Street, right at the edge of Boston’s financial district. The house is an old lead works building, originally built in 1886 and still sports the original ornaments and signage. You can read more about the building’s history here.
These pictures were taking during our move-in yesterday. The space is – for obvious reasons – still quite empty, but it does have a great spirit. We seriously look forward to continue building something great here!
Interesting side note: Our first office here was in the Kendall Square area in Cambridge, known as a hot-bed for startups and innovation. We wanted to stay in the area, but found that were not a lot of vacancies and the prices had soared since a year ago. The reason is apparently that all the big guys – Microsoft, VMware, Google, IBM and most recently Facebook, to name a few – have all been expanding or setting up presence there, driving up demand and thereby price. At the same time Boston’s Financial District is still recovering from 2008 and has a lot of vacancies. Personally I’ve heard of several start-ups that have recently moved or are about to move from Kendall Square into the Financial District, for the very same reasons. While backed up by a couple of other people I’ve talked to, this is still only anecdotal evidence, but it is interesting if the “cool kids” are moving out because of the big boys that want to hang out with them
There are currently 13 different chart types to choose from when exploring data on DataMarket. Several off them are variations on the same basic chart types (line charts, bar charts, tables, etc.), but each variation has its strengths and weaknesses given the data at hand and the point you’re trying to illustrate.
While written with our own users in mind, this overview page might be helpful for anyone working with charts – whether on DataMarket or not:
To all our users, friends and followers:
Thanks for a wonderful year of data and joy,
The DataMarket Nerds
Slides from a presentation I did at the Data Scientist Seminar Series in Boston, December 3 2012.
Note that most of the images are links to relevant data, technologies or additional information, so click around!
Below are the slides from my presentation “Best Practices for Publishing Data” given at the Strata Conference in New York, October 2012.
The slide deck includes a lot of links to additional resources, so go ahead and click around.
Note that this is an enlarged and improved slide deck from a presentation with the same title from Strata London.