The theme for the July episode of my newest LinkedIn Learning course is “Visualizing Large Datasets”. In this course, I do a lesson on a theme and then interview someone on that theme.
Working with large data presents a unique set of challenges – not least of which is thinking about your audience and how best to provide the level of detail (or lack thereof) they need to act on your data. There are numerous technical and philosophical issues as well. In this lesson, I point to two examples of visualizing large datasets to illustrate some of these considerations.
And then there’s the interview with Elijah Meeks, Senior Data Visualization Engineer at Netflix and the Executive Director of the new Data Visualization Society. At Netflix, Elijah wrestles with TRILLIONS of rows of data so I think he’s a pretty good person to talk to about this subject.