A few weekends ago I found myself surrounded by people bound by two commonalities: our love of coffee and a willingness to wake up extra early on a Saturday morning to discuss all things data.
As a member of Ketchum’s Global Research and Analytics group (KGRA), I was thrilled to attend New Organizing Institute’s Data & Technology “unconference,” a workshop where all material is created and presented by the attendees, on the spot. This means that there was no set agenda when I arrived, but rather, participant-led sessions that evolved throughout the day.
In essence, we were all teachers and students, as we all had something to give and gain. Lessons ranged from being silly (pie charts are the worst charts) to serious (data can mean the difference between life and death).