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Andornot is delighted to be sponsoring the SLA Western Canada Chapter's 2015 Year End Event, on November 24, 2015. 

This year's topic is "Data Discovery and Visualization" with award-winning data journalist Chad Skelton.

There's a wealth of free data available on government open-data portals and Statistics Canada's website, but figuring out how to find the data you're looking for — and in the file format you need — can be a chore. Chad Skelton will show you how to find the data you need, whether it's where the most bike commuters live, what the most spoken languages in B.C. are or how crime rates have changed over time. Chad will also provide a brief overview of some of the free tools available for visualizing data, including Tableau Public and Google Fusion Tables.

Chad Skelton is a consultant and trainer who worked as a data journalist at The Vancouver Sun from 1998-2015 and has been an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 2005 where he teaches data visualization. In 2014, Chad won an international Data Journalism Award for his portfolio of work. He has also received the Jack Webster Award, B.C.'s top journalism prize, six times, most recently in 2013 for a data project on political donations and lobbyists in B.C. 

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2014

Location: Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC (room C509)


6:00-6:30pm: Check-in, canapes, and no-host cash bar

6:30-8:00pm: Welcome from Chapter President. Keynote presentation by Chad Skelton.

8:00-8:30pm: Closing remarks, door prizes, and refreshments

For further details and to register, please visit

Andornot is sponsoring this event, and will be there in person, as in past years. We hope to see all of you there.

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