March 2021
5:00 pm
Public Event

How To Tell a Story with Data

Sponsored By
General Assembly

During this panel event, learn how to take advantage of data storytelling by using best practices and examples that turn data analysis into effective communication. Join us as we cover how to prepare for data presentations, understand your audience, and use the most effective chart types in addition to an overview of data story structure and principles of data slides!

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.

Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.

  • This event is taken completely online via Zoom.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
About the Instructors

Elaine FiladelfoData Editor & Global Head of Data Communications ,

Elaine Filadelfo is the Data Editor & Global Head of Data Communications at Twitter Inc, where she researches the conversations and interactions that people across the world are having on Twitter. With a background in both analytics and communications, her expertise lies in telling engaging stories through data. She runs the @TwitterData account, sharing insights about how the most influential & most viral topics are being discussed on Twitter. Taking a leave of absence from her role at Twitter, Elaine served on the Analytics team at the Clinton campaign headquarters, where she was responsible for building daily research reports & metrics dashboards for senior campaign leadership & in-state analytics staffers. Earlier in her career, Elaine worked at Google as a Public Affairs manager for Google Maps. She has an MSc in Feminist Media Studies from the London School of Economics and BA from Princeton. You can, of course, follow her on Twitter: @ElaineF.

Laura ValentineFood Systems Researcher,
Productive Places Consulting, LLC

Laura Valentine is a food systems researcher based in Pittsburgh, PA, with a focus on food data across sectors and effective visualization. They are the principal consultant at Productive Places Consulting, LLC, and staff at the Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation (CRAFT) at Chatham University, where they focus on data governance and communication.