what you can expect in 2015

I just pulled up my blog and noticed that my last post was published on October 31st. Exactly 69 days ago. Or, in other words, long than I've ever gone without posting. Yikes. It's not that I haven't been writing. I've actually been writing a lot. But we'll get to that in a moment. With this post, I'm officially ending my blog silence and letting you know about some exciting things I expect to happen in 2015.

In addition to posting here on a more regular basis, I'll be spending my time on a mix of public workshops, custom workshops, and may even be appearing on a bookshelf near you. Here's some detail on each of these areas:

I plan to offer a number of public workshops this year, where individuals can register and attend. Workshops have already been scheduled in San Francisco, Seattle, and London, and I expect to add more in Chicago and on the East Coast in 2015. State-side, these are 3-hour sessions that provide an overview of data visualization theory and best practices, with a focus on practical application of lessons learned for telling a compelling story with data. In London, I'll be conducting a full-day session on the same topic (this is being offered as a pre-conference workshop ahead of Tucana Global's People Analytics conference, but will be relevant for non-HR folks, too). Details and registration for upcoming public workshops can be found here.

I'll also continue to provide custom workshops to organizations. These are typically half-day sessions that arm participants with a solid foundation for communicating with data, with hands-on practice applying the lessons learned to the team's specific work. More information on these sessions can be found here.

storytelling with data: THE BOOK
Most exciting for me is a project I've been working on (one of the reasons posts here have been few and far between lately) that is nearing completion: storytelling with data the book. I have codified the lessons I teach in my workshops and am excited to offer them alongside many real world examples in a comprehensive reading. I'm nearly finished writing and if everything stays on track, it should be available for purchase later this year. Stay tuned here for the latest.

I'm looking forward to a great 2015 and I hope yours is off to a fantastic start!