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Tips & Tricks for Telling Your Story with Data



Date & Time

November 10, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm



In this session, Mike Sharkey, an analytics thought leader, teacher, consultant and long-time friend of UMBC, will share his lessons learned using data, narrative and visualizations (including Tableau) to raise awareness and inspire action. The presentation and Q&A will cover the following:

  • A consultant's perspective on data analyses (what's the problem the client is trying to solve...are we sure that data analysis will be the right approach for them)
  • Data analysis and visualization (tools, best practices, caveats)
  • Crafting a deliverable -- telling a story with data (are we answering the client's questions...what are they expected to do with your deliverable).
Note: After the noon workshop, Sharkey will hold an extended Q&A as part of the regular REX Developer's meeting that meets every Thursday from noon to 3 p.m.

Also, this workshop is part of the Fall 2022 data science and learning analytics workshops. More info.