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Datawrapper - What it is and how it works


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Brief Presentation from Global Editors Network News Summit 2013 in Paris. Datawrapper is this years winner of the "Startup for News" Contest.

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Datawrapper - What it is and how it works

  1. 1. Datawrapper: What, Why and How...DatawrapperAn open source tool helping anyoneto create simple, correct andembeddable charts in minutes.Datawrapper:Correct, embeddable chartsMirko Lorenz, Project ManagerGEN News Summit//Paris//June 2013
  2. 2. When we started this,we wanted to close a gap...
  3. 3. D3.JS and other visualization libraries aregreat, but hard to use for journalists...So many optionsto tell stories with data.
  4. 4. But to use theseyou need to knowhow to code...
  5. 5. Datawrapper enablesjournalists to createcorrect chartsin four quick steps.
  6. 6. Why Datawrapper is different:- Simple, correct, embeddable charts- Many options per chart type- Usable for print workflows- Customizable- Open Source
  7. 7. Timeline:- Funding from ABZV in 2011- Public Beta January 2012- First million chart views in six months- Version 1.0 in November 2012- Version 2.0 in August 2013
  8. 8. Coming up - three versions of the tool:- Datawrapper Public- Datawrapper Community- Datawrapper Pro
  9. 9. www.datawrapper.deThank you!Gregor Aisch Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Journalism++ Anne-Lise Bouyer, Journalism++Pierre Bellon, Journalism++Edouard Richard, Journalism++ Pierre Romera, Journalism++