I really like the idea of a "hack and show".
If everyone was sent a dataset in the days preceeding the meeting everyone could try and work out a viz beforehand. Then we could share them with each other at the start of the session "networking" and the ones people thought were best, or had techniques others wanted to learn, could be discussed in more detail at the round table - perhaps building a version incorporating the best elements of all of them.
That way everyone would have a common understanding of the data, and an opportunity to learn from others.
Oh and lets go to the pub after the next one!
I've been contacted by Dotted Eyes/ Miso who would like to know if the group would like them to attend the next meeting to see what they can offer in terms of support, especially around mapping. What do people think? Would this be useful?
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