Ben Jones is the founder and CEO of Data Literacy, a training and education company that’s on a mission to help people learn the language of data. Ben is a highly experienced and passionate instructor, having taught data to thousands in a corporate training environment as well as in academic classroom settings (University of Washington). He is also a published author (Communicating Data With Tableau), a talented public speaker, and a recognized thought-leader in the data world. To balance out the digital side of life, Ben enjoys hiking and backpacking with his family in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Ben is currently working on his second book, Avoiding Data Pitfalls, due out later this year.

Ben stops by the show to talk about leaving Tableau & launching his Data Literacy firm, his 17 Key Traits ebook, the recently-launched Udacity data storytelling course, thoughts on the data visualization community, and his new book.

This is the final episode of season 5 of the PolicyViz Podcast! I’ll be taking the rest of the summer off to rest and relax (ish). I already have a full list of guests slated for the fall, so be sure to stay tuned to the site and your podcast provider. If you’d like to get a sneak peek of what I have coming up, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.

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Episode Notes

Ben’s ebook, 17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

Ben’s Udacity data storytelling course

What Does “Visualization Literacy” Mean, Anyway? by Michael Correll

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