Interview with the author of the recent Economist special report on Big Data.
Marissa Mayer will speak to the power of data and the role it plays in Google’s innovation. She will present on the technology trends that are changing our relationship with data, discuss fresh Google products that creatively put data to work, and offer her vision for the future of data in driving the Web forward.
The immense amounts of data collected by local, state and federal government agencies can be an incredibly valuable trove for enterprising journalists. It can also be a pointless slog. Texas Tribune reporter Matt Stiles and Duke University computational journalism professor Sarah Cohen explain how they find good stories in a sea of government data.