White House appoints first US Chief Data Scientist

Feb 23, 2015

Did you hear the news? The White House officially appointed DJ Patil as the federal government’s first ever Chief Data Scientist. Awesome.

Here’s Patil, with an introduction by President Barack Obama, on what’s in store and a recruitment note for the US Digital Services.

Favorites

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2016

Here are my favorites for the year.

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014

It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.