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3 Questions for Creating a Good Chart

Data Visualization Workshop for CSIS Executive Master in International Relations,

This talk outlines how to make a good chart by asking 3 main questions: what's your point? How can you emphasize your point in your chart? What does the final chart show exactly? Starting with a spreadsheet, this talk walks through the creation process step by step.

Getting Sassy with Pixel Art

HalfStack Phoenix,

The practice of "pushing pixels" to create simple, iconic art has been used in everything from classic video games to cross-stitch. In this talk, I demonstrate how you can level up your CSS knowledge by creating your very own pixel art using Sass (and a single line of HTML). Featuring cats, frogs, & a dinosaur.

Workshop: Creating Data Visualization Within Constraints

Data Visualization DC,

In this workshop, I shared my experiences working with clients and how to manage their requirements when creating data visualizations. I cover what questions to ask, what strategies & tools to prototype ideas, and how to design within constraints.

Panel: CSIS iLab Process

Girls Who Code,

Along with my colleagues on the CSIS iLab team, I spoke about my experience as a woman in tech to a group of middle & high school girls.

Data Visualization 101: The Art of Information


This talk is designed to cover the basics of data visualization: what it is, why you should use it, and what questions to ask as you get started. It has been presented to CSIS employees, participants of the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp, visiting journalists from Greece, and other groups.

Panel: DC Women in Tech

ProjectCSGIRLS National Gala,

I joined fellow DC-area engineers on a panel to speak about our experiences as women in tech to middle school girls interested in computer science.