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CS: How to Fall in Love with Data


Dec 15, 2022 from 10:30 to 02:30 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)


GCSC (SR 109)

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Data is the essential raw material of the digital modern, yet drawing information from (big) data sets remains a complex and often intimidating process. Being a social scientist and media developer, I'm a late bloomer in Data Analysis. Yet, scraping, exploring, and visualizing data has propelled my everyday work as a teacher and researcher. This workshop is aimed at everyone curious about 'doing data': I will show different application scenarios and discuss best practices from data journalism and media studies. In the second part, we will have a hands-on session analyzing and visualizing a dataset with Tableau – a leading software tool for Data Analysis and interactive visualization.


// Prof. Dr. Sebastian Pranz made his ph.d in sociology and has worked for ten years as a concept developer for media projects. He taught online journalism and communication at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences and was a guest professor for Transmedia at HFBK Hamburg. In 2021 he became a professor of Technology Development at the department for Online Communication at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da). As a media developer, he advises editorial departments and companies.  (


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