I typically save updates like this for Twitter, but I am aware that not everybody is on Twitter (just yet, anyway) and there's only so much you can pack in to 140 characters. So here is a brief update on a few things relating to my 'Introduction to Data Visualisation' training courses.


I now have confirmed venues for most of my upcoming schedule with Chicago, Bristol and Edinburgh being the most recent updates.


The London event has long since filled up and I will be looking to arrange another event down there soon, though it is likely to be late summer before I get chance to run the course. In the meantime, Bristol will be the closest alternative for those desperate for the knowledge!

Elsewhere, the other courses that are close to filling are New York City (with four places remaining) and Washington DC (with six). With a maximum class size of 20 people, there are still plenty of spaces on the other courses.

Upcoming Schedule

I am so busy at the moment that I'm going to delay announcing my intended schedule for the second half of 2012 for another month or so. I have received a number of suggestions from people asking if I will be visiting their location but I need to consolidate all these responses and form a cohesive plan. So this is a reminder to register your interest with me via email so that your favoured location can be considered for inclusion.

Baltimore/MICA 20% discount

For those interested in attending the Baltimore training course on Wed 16 May, I'm pleased to announce a 20% discount (reduced delegate rate at £200) for any staff, students or alumni of the Maryland Institute College of Art. If you think you qualify for this discount please email Andy Kirk to arrange your booking.

Additional Courses

Towards the end of this year I'm hoping to be in position to announce further course offerings to complement the introductory one, with some intermediate/advanced and hand-on sessions being conceived. I will keep you posted on any updates regarding this. I am also exploring ways of possibly doing video tutorials to reach those people in far off lands! However, this is a secondary priority to continuing with the existing introductory course and developing the additional ones.

Private Events

I have had a number of enquiries about designing and delivering private training courses. I have done and will be doing training sessions for some extremely prominent organisations, details of which I will share at a later date for confidentiality reasons. If your organisation would be interested in having a private session arranged on your site just let me know via email and we'll look at the options to suit your needs.

Data Stories Podcast

Finally, if you want to hear more about these training courses I am lined up to join Enrico and Moritz on the award-worthy Data Stories podcast, due in the next week or two.