From the Forums: Contests, Self-surveillance, and Attachments

Posted to Forums  |  Nathan Yau

I made a few updates to the FlowingData forums last night – the main being the ability to upload attachments. You’ve always been able to post images, but now you don’t have to link to some remote server. That means it’s much easier to share visualization with everyone now. It’s also where I will host all future contests and giveaways. So go register now!

Oh, and one more thing – I added two new sections for Events and Finding a Job, so if you’re looking for or want to publicize a workshop or conference; or if you’re looking for work or looking for someone to work for you, that’d be the place to do it.

From the Forums

Tis the season for… infographics contests – Win $500 from GOOD Magazine or a free subscription to Chance Magazine [Thanks, Alberto].

UK Wired Article Help – johno is writing a feature for UK Wired Magazine (launching this spring) on lifetracking and wants to talk to those involved with self-tracking.

Associate in Research for Software Development – There’s a data visualization position open at Duke University

Visualization software used… – A short discussion what people use to visualize data.

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