August 26-30 2014 Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Visual Storytelling


Conference Speakers


Building Earth: an animated map of global wind and weather

Cameron BeccarioCameron Beccario

Cameron Beccario is most recently the developer of, an animated map of global wind and weather. Previously, he was manager of the core services team at TradingScreen, a global trading platform, and a compiler engineer on the Visual Basic (.NET) team, helping to ship the first version of the .NET Framework. He received his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in computer engineering. On Error Resume Next. @cambecc

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Geometric Madness

Jason DaviesJason Davies

Jason Davies is a freelance programmer and is co-author of D3, an open-source visualisation library. His work and interests revolve mainly around mathematics and algorithms. Jason has a BA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

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Visual Storytelling at the BBC

Amanda FarnsworthAmanda Farnsworth (BBC News, Editor, Visual Journalism)

Amanda Farnsworth is the Editor, Visual Journalism at BBC News. The Visual Journalism team brings together high-end multimedia interactive projects for online with TV designers across all domestic and global outlets within BBC News. She is currently planning some major innovations in the BBC’s data journalism and use of virtual reality and 3D graphics. Amanda has held high-profile roles in the BBC including Editor of the TV One and Six O Clock News, Deputy Editor of Newsnight and Bureau Chief in Washington DC.

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The Keys to a Successful Data Design Process

Scott MurrayScott Murray (University of San Francisco, Assistant Professor)

Scott Murray is a code artist who writes software to create data visualizations and other interactive phenomena. His work incorporates elements of interaction design, systems design, and generative art. Scott is an Assistant Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco, a contributor to Processing, and author of “Interactive Data Visualization for the Web: An Introduction to Designing with D3.” His work can be seen at

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Ambient maps, how personalisation is redrawing cartography

Ed ParsonsEd Parsons (Google, Geospatial Technologist)

Ed Parsons is the Geospatial Technologist of Google, with responsibility for evangelising Google’s mission to organise the world’s information using geography. In this role he maintains links with Universities, Research and Standards Organisations which are involved in the development of Geospatial Technology. Ed is based in Google’s London office, and anywhere else he can plug in his laptop. Ed was the first Chief Technology Officer in the 200-year-old history of Ordnance Survey, and was instrumental in moving the focus of the organisation from mapping to Geographical Information. He came to the Ordnance Survey from Autodesk, where he was EMEA Applications Manager for the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Division.

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All Presentations

including regular presentations, keynotes and panel discussions