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Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic: What can I teach a room full of data storytellers?

Wed, 1 Feb 2017
What can I teach a room full of data storytellers?
 
This is the question I’ve been pondering.
 
This will be my first time attending Tapestry—between maternity leaves and other commitments, this is the first year the stars have aligned and I’m able to join. I’m excited. And also nervous, because the audience is quite different from my typical audience of... Read more

The Final Two Short Story Speakers

Tue, 31 Jan 2017
We are happy to announce our final two short stories for Tapestry 2017: Jewel Loree and Chris Mast


Jewel Loree manages the storytelling team at Tableau and before that worked with Tableau Public authors for several years.

For the past 3 years, she has done an annual analysis of the playlist of her favorite radio station, KEXP in Seattle. Every year the data looks... Read more

Announcing Two More Tapestry Speakers

Tue, 13 Dec 2016

We're excited to announce two more short story speakers for the upcoming 2017 Tapestry Conference, which will be held on March 1 in St. Augustine, Florida!



Nathaniel Lash, data reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, spent much of his time in 2015 on Failure Factories, an interactive data story that walks readers through what happened to five schools after the Phinellas County School... Read more

We Want Your Short Stories, Posters, and Demos!

Wed, 16 Nov 2016

We have three exciting keynotes planned for next year’s Tapestry, and we are looking to add speakers who want to present short stories, posters, and demos. The deadlines for the first two are coming up soon, but there’s a bit more time for demos. The First Two Short Stories To get things started, we have picked two great first short stories. Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic teaches people how to... Read more

Announcing Tapestry Conference 2017

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

We're thrilled to announce the details of the fifth annual Tapestry Data Storytelling Conference! The gathering will take place at Casa Monica in St. Augustine, Florida on March 1, 2017.
 

Tapestry is an invitation-only conference that brings together data-storytelling experts from academia, journalism, design, and both the private and public sectors. The event... Read more

Lessons from Malofiej - What to Do and What Not to Do Ever Again

Thu, 12 May 2016
By Jade Le Van, Data Analyst for Tableau Public

Named after Argentinian infographist Alejandro Malofiej, the Malofiej Infographics Summit is a news infographics event held each year in the beautiful city of Pamplona, Spain. This year, Malofiej took place during the same week as the Tapestry Conference, leading to some conference envy.

Three hashtags to... Read more