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Making the Data Visualization Society Timeline

The Data Visualization Society recently held their inaugural challenge. My final submission was a switchback style timeline that visualized each member as a watercolor splotch. I made the base graphic in R, and applied stylings to the SVG using manual editing and Inkscape. I got several questions about how I made it, so hereโ€™s the story from concept to final design. Concept From first looking at the DVS challenge data, I knew I would make a timeline.

Best Books of 2018

2018 was a crazy year for me. A move, a new job, new career path, and many more ups and downs. And through all of this, was the soundtrack to my life: audiobooks. I listened to over 50 books this year, and the good news is most were excellent! So without further ado, here’s my favorite books that I read (listened to) in 2018. Note that these are not the best books released in 2018, just whichever books I read this year that I loved.

About my blog

Hi, I’m Will, welcome to my blog! If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you should be writing ๐Ÿ˜œ. But go ahead and congratulate yourself, because you’ve chosen an excellent way to procrastinate. In fact, I should be writing right now too (well actually I am writing right now, but not the right writing… ya’know?), so let’s procrastinate together! I think that’ll be my motto, Let’s procrastinate together!, because (A) everything is better with friends ๐Ÿ˜„, and (B) it’s a scientific fact that 95% of my blog posts will be written when I should be working on something else.