Extract Conf is a day of awesome data stories worth sharing. We’re gathering 500 of the best minds in the dataverse on 29 May, at The Brewery in London where thought leaders will share inspirational stories and teach you how to use the coolest data tooling on the market. In the run-up to the event, we’re introducing you to a few of the magnificent people who will be blowing your mind on the main stage.
NOW, time to get up close and personal with one of our favourite viz companies . . .
…meet Aurelia Moser, Lead Data Scientist at CartoDB!
Aurelia is a developer and curious cartographer building communities around code at CartoDB. Previously of Ushahidi and Internews Kenya, she’s been working in the open tech and non-profit journalism space for a few years. Her recent projects have included things like mapping sensor data to support agricultural security and sustainable API ecosystems in the Global South.
In her spare time she runs the NY hub chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit that teaches women how to code, and Nodebots, a meetup for programmers who like to code robots with Node.js. In NYC and sometimes Buenos Aires, she runs a weekly radio show based on the semantic web called Stereo Semantics. Follow her @auremoser or algorhyth.ms.
CartoDB Facts ‘n’ Figures
- 2009 Vizzuality is founded as a visualization company in Madrid
- 2013 Vizzuality transitions to focus on one if it’s most popular side projects, CartoDB in 2013, an open source mapping platform that helps people parse and visualize geospatial data. Built as a friendly front-end for a PostGres DB, it hosts geospatial information and let users query across their uploaded data with ease, and loads of visualization options.
- 8 Million dollars is secured for CartoDB’s Series A in 2014
- 38 Person team of remote developers, designers, and scientists toggles between New York and Madrid, speaking spanish/english/code.
CartoDB has certainly been busy improving and launching new features, such as their recently released a heatmaps feature. They also have some pretty impressive open in CartoDB integrations and a forthcoming integration with Digital Globe for providing real-time satellite imagery. For time-series data and storytelling, they’ve built Torque, a library for visualizing time-series data on maps, and Odyssey.js, a library for building narratives with maps. Stay tuned, Aurelia wll be talking about all of the above 🙂
What to Expect at Extract
In Aurelia’s talk, ‘Visualizing Flux: Storytelling with Time, Space, and Torque,’ she will discuss how Maps are a pretty persistent part of how we plot history, how we cartographically comprehend our present, and how we might process a topographical trajectory of our future. Aurelia will showcase maps as an ideal format for building beautiful visualizations that compliment a narrative arc of spacetime proportions.
Don’t forget to grab a ticket to Extract Now because it’s en route to selling out for mid May!