Category Archives: infoviz

Suddenly, Toronto lobbyist registry

Just over a week after the Toronto budget mini-hackathon, The Toronto Star launched their Lobby Watch mini-site, featuring some great “interactives.” The timing is uncanny: we were working with the same data at the hackathon, and had similar outputs in … Continue reading

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Toronto budget mini-“hackathon” report

Check out the cool stuff we made at the Toronto budget mini-hackathon this weekend! We parsed the 2012 city budget from a messy bunch of Excel files, and uploaded it to OpenSpending — which produces this interactive treemap:  

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New visualization: investment across borders

I was asked by the ICE team at MaRS to produce a map to illustrate a connection that’s often not understood by entrepreneurs: that Canadian companies that are acquired from abroad typically also have foreign investors. It’s a simple map … Continue reading

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New data visualization: Canadian VC co-investment

The MaRS Data Catalyst team has been diving into data on private equity deals, to better understand the patterns of investments in Canadian companies. Last week Joseph Lalonde published the first in a series of blog posts on the subject: … Continue reading

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Notes from my talk on visualization for non-profits

Last night I spoke at the Toronto Net Tuesday event about visualization for non-profits. Thanks to those who came out, my co-presenter Justin Malecki from ClearSky Advisors, and the organizers, TechSoup Canada. Here are the links I showed, and my notes:

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Speaking: Toronto Net Tuesday

[Update: The notes from my talk are posted here:] On April 17th I’ll be doing an intro to information visualization for (primarily) non-profits at Toronto Net Tuesday: Does your organization collect a lot of data?  What are you doing with … Continue reading

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