About this event :

Fábrica Damm

At our TEDxBarcelonaSalon events we foster networking, dialog and the discussion among all members of TEDxBarcelona. In order to achieve this we meet once a month and listen to an interesting talk. After watching the talk we discuss about the presented subject.
Our TEDxBarcelonaSalon of december took place at antigua fábrica Damm at c/Rosselló, 515.

Bid Data: Mapping Barcelona

This month, we talked about Big Data. Particularly, we looked at data generated by citizens of Barcelona. We invited two speakers who will present you interesting data about the city and the people living here in a way you have probably not seen before.

Our first speaker, Luis Falcon, CEO of inAtlas presented us various types of current demographic and economic data in form of heat-maps. These maps show where more/less people live, where they spend more/less, how they evaluate restaurants in different areas, etc. You can see some examples of these maps below on this page. In his talk he presented us surprising facts about our city. Luis_Falcon

You can watch his talk here:

Our second speaker, Dave Troy from PeopleMaps presented his social mapping project which is designed to analyze social graphs and to understand how human networks form.
He presented us a map of Twitter users in Barcelona clustered into various opinion groups. This map shows how these groups are connected with each other and how information flows within them. Please have a look at his website for an introduction into this concept: www.peoplemaps.org

You can watch his talk here:

After presenting these two concepts we had the opportunity to ask our speakers questions and also to express our opinions. We ended the event – as always – with a networking and beer for everyone.

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