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Telling stories with Data


“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”—Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980) Storytelling is a cornerstone of the human experience. Though many elements of stories have remained the same throughout history, we have developed better tools and mediums for telling them, such as printed books, movies, and comics. This has changed storytelling styles—and perhaps most importantly, the impact of those stories. Today the best stories are often interactive, visually compelling, and include rich data. Many bloggers, journalists, newspaper columnists, and authors use data to help emphasize their position and engage their audience. In this session, we will learn about telling impactful stories with data.


Gulrez Khan is a Senior Data Scientist in Microsoft and has been wrangling with data for more than 12 years. He champions Data Visualization & Storytelling with data in Microsoft and has been giving talks, speaking at conferences to democratize data. Outside his day job, he loves to play with the public dataset. He also serves as the Advisory Board Member in the He also gives Data Storytelling workshops