105  |  Data Visualization at Twitter with Krist Wongsuphasawat


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This week we have Krist Wongsuphasawat on Data Stories to talk about visualization projects at Twitter. Krist has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, where he worked with Ben Shneiderman. Most recently, he has been a Data Visualization Scientist at Twitter since 2012.

On the show, Krist describes the kinds of projects that the visualization team at Twitter develops. He also walks us through a few of the most popular of these projects, including their famous visualization of Game of Thrones.

Also, don’t miss Krist’s masterpiece post “How I carefully crafted a truly terrible data visualization🙂

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