Data viz - graphs, colours, action!

Data Visualisation Workshop

A big thanks to everyone who came to the workshop, our mentors, Suzanne, Naoimi and Kevin, and Dogpatch Labs for hosting our workshop.

Overview of Visualization with Suzanne

We started off with overview of Visualization by Suzanne Little.

ggplot with Kevin

Tip: install ggplot before you open Anaconda.

Data Viz Workshop- Installing ggplot

Data Viz Workshop - Checking is ggplot is working

To see if it works after it's installed, while you are still in the Terminal:

Next to open up Anaconda's Launcher. Maybe for Mac instructions can be a bit clearer, they should just say hit "command, then space bar" and type in "Launcher" and hit Return to launch the app.

Data Viz - Creating a new notebook in Jupyter

Note: If you want to run it in Python 3 instead of Python 2, follow instructions via

Data Viz - Make sure ggplt works in Jupyter

Now check if ggplot works on Juptyer.

You can follow the content via, go to Coding Grace Workshop February 2016 Slides. There will be differences between Python 2 and 3, and if you find errors, let us know via comments below. One main thing, use ggplot instead of ggplot2 if you are using Python 3.

Tableau with Naoimi

Female-friendly events

PyLadies Dublin: Robot Test Framework & Workshop

Django Girls Dublin

WITS Ireland - Policing in a Digital Age Seminar

Women Who Code Dublin - UX - JavaScript Hacknight

Intercom's Screening: Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

WITS Ireland - Unconscious Bias workshop

Ireland Girl Geek Dinner

Call for Participation: Help with Coder Dojo Zen Framework


Data-related events

DataKindDub: February 2016 DataDive

Dublin Data Visualization: Tableau

Data Scientists Ireland: Webinars, Job Ads and Announcements

Engineering and Computer Science Lecture Series: 'Show me your data, and I’ll tell you who you are: an exploration of data-driven prediction'

  • Tue Mar 1 (18:00) @ Royal Irish Academy
  • RSVP here

About Author

Vicky Twomey-Lee

Pythonista, but normally found organising various tech events, and now heavily involved in diversity initiatives like Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, and Women in Technology and Science (WITS Ireland).

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