Week 1: Introduction to Data: Source, Scrub, Analyze and Visualization (Data Pipeline)

Class Zoom link will be emailed to your CUNY email address.

This week we will be going over what to expect in the class over the course of the semester. We will also be talking about the data pipeline from sourcing and collecting to scrubbing and cleaning data to analysis then finally visualizing for presentation. We also will cover a brief history of data and data collection as well as look at a few inspiring visualizations.

Lecture Slides


  1. Sign up for Slack.
  2. Send an email using the email address you use for Slack to danne.woo@qc.cuny.edu so I can add you to the class Slack channel.
  3. Buy the textbook: The Functional Art, by Alberto Cairo
  4. Watch the video of the Week 2 lecture and come with questions next week.