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Going to San Antonio for JMM

January 7, 2015

Hey, so this is cool. The Alternative Banking group just came out with a second Huffington Post essay, this time on how the bailout isn’t over, how it didn’t work, and how we’re already preparing for the next one. I think it came out really well. You can read it here.

Also, I’ll be giving a talk at the Joint Math Meetings again this year, this time as an invited MAA speaker. My title is Making the Case for Data Journalism, and you can see the abstract here. I guess I’m speaking on Monday afternoon at 4pm in a place called the Lila Cockrell Theatre.

So, a few things. If you’re a math nerd planning to be in San Antonio this weekend, please don’t leave Sunday, because there are still talks on Monday! Also, if you want to hang out, leave a comment or send me email and I’ll try to figure out a way to meet up with you. I honestly feel like I don’t know too many mathematicians anymore, so it would be nice to see or meet a friendly face. I’m getting to San Antonio Friday.

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  1. January 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I’m really hoping to be able to make the talk; unfortunately, I am the only member of a hiring committee attending the meeting and I’m meeting with a lot (a *lot*; too many) of applicants. Good luck on the talk!

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  2. Bridget
    January 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Alas I’m leaving Sunday, but I still want to see you!! Meet up Fri/Sat?

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  3. January 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Since this is the JMM, I’m curious what action you can ask of the people who attend your talk? To become data journalists themselves, to teach math/stats courses that will facilitate students who want to pursue data journalism, or something else?

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    • January 7, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Calls to action include thinking about how to communicate with journalists, either when you get interviewed, or when you think of “publishing” your results. I put it in quotes because I think as mathematicians we can do more do self-promote.

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    • January 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      Which, btw, we already do by writing blogs and such, but we almost never write it for the general public.

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  4. January 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I’ll be there the whole time, and have your talk blocked out in my schedule. I’d love to hang out! (We talked at the AWM poster session a couple of years ago…)

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  5. January 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I’d be happy to meet you! I’ll be sure to attend your talk.

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  6. January 9, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I’m mostly just a reader, not a commenter, but I’ll be there!

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