Visualizing Marathon 2011: London Winner
The Visualizing Marathon 2011: London proved to be another successful display of talent and ingenuity. With support from Google, the event took place on November 12-13 at the Free Word Centre in London, and students eagerly came from the U.K., France, and Belgium to participate. The challenge that they addressed involved public attitudes toward the impact of the 2012 Olympic Games. The undergraduate and graduate-level students all received motivation from faculty who attended to show their support and through presentations by David McCandless, Andy Kirk and Stefanie Posavec. Congratulations to Kyle Foreman, Cristina Grigoruta, Peter Hamilton and Fan Zong for their winning visualization UK Olympic Sentiment Analysis. The judges praised the visualization for its sophisticated design and thorough use of data. Additional congratulations to Honorable Mentions recipients Tatjana Dubovina, Ana Novakovic, Isha Suhag and Pedro Costa Coitinho for their visualization Herculean Effort / Olympic Divide and Stijn Coppens, Thomas Van Bouwel and Daniel Veestraeten for What Do People Think About The London Olympic Games? Jurors include Simon Hemsworth (GE), Andy Kirk (Visualising Data), Camille Kubie (GE), Simon Langford (GE), Stefanie Posavec, and Tom Uglow (Google). Thanks to Google, our Academic Partners and especially to all the students for a great event!