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Tacoma Vis Analytics Meetup – Cannabis and Homelessness Data Visualization

January 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


This will be a great event, invite a friend!

5:00 – 6:00pm Networking for friends, internships, jobs, help, hiring, tips, tricks

6:00 – 6:20pm Opening Member Survey; Opening Remarks; Visualization of our own Group Profile from Real Time Survey

6:20 to 7:00 – “Dope Data” – Expert Data Visualization of the $1B Washington Cannabis Industry.Presented by Dr. Jim MacRae, President, Straight Line Analytics Inc. Since 2014, Dr. MacRae has been using LCB-supplied data merged with his proprietary compilations of industry-related information to produce analytic summaries, innovative metrics and numerous insights for the Washington State-legal Cannabis Industry and interested regulators, operators, investors, consumers, patients and observers. A fun presentation of data driven answers, insights and predictions:

• – Where’s the dope – geo spatial analytics of the industry

• – Cocktails or Joints – evolving trends in holiday consumption- Insights to how the industry is performing today

• – Prediction how the cannabis industry will likely perform in the future

• – Audience participation – ask about: business segmentations, market development, business performance assessments, local Cannabis testing laboratories, valuation methods, location analytics, competitive analyses, more.

7:00 to 7:40 Local Homelessness & Solution Data Visualization.Presented by our own Gerrit F. Nyland, Director of Client Information Systems, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. http://ccsww.org/get-help/housing

• – Overview: homeless services, homelessness data,

• – Focus: audiences, challenges presenting data to them, examples

• – Demo of my data tools and some data transformations I have to do

• – Audience Participation: add your 2 cents to improve our local community data stories to help solve homelessness in our community

7:40 – 8:00 Discussion for the Good of the Order

Register now! Invite a friend!


January 3, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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RAIN Incubator
2304 Jefferson Avenue
Tacoma, WA United States
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Tacoma Visual Analytics meetup

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