Alberto Cairo, author of The Truthful Art, gave an energetic, passionate talk celebrating the virtues (and warning of the pitfalls) of data visualization. He explained why good charts enable conversations and bad charts – or charts that are misinterpreted – hinder those conversations.
Event Highlights From Discovery Summit 2018
Photos from the event
The audience enjoys Alberto Cairo's real-world examples demonstrating how very few of us read mainstream graphs correctly, including a visualization of a hurricane’s cone of uncertainty.
Each year we welcome new steering committee members. This year's class will be instrumental in planning the 2019 event in Tucson, AZ.
Laura Castro-Schilo from the development team describes the multivariate flavors of JMP.
Breakout talks cover a host of topics, including data exploration, design of experiments and predictive modeling.
The Academic-Industry Network Lunch connects universities and companies for a conversation on coursework, internships and current industry needs.
Many of the breakout sessions have been standing-room only.
Conference attendees can preview e-posters during the Discovery Expo. Presentations are scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
T-shirts, t-shirts! Get your custom t-shirts!
If you have a question about any method in JMP, Discovery is the place to be. Our development staff is available throughout the conference to discuss how you can tackle some of your organization's biggest challenges.
Senior Manager of Advanced Analytics Testing Wenjun Bao and Principal Software Developer Drew Foglia talk all things life sciences during a break.
Mandy Chambers, JMP Development Tester, always has the most fun. She shows off some of her favorite features in JMP 14.
Hallway conversations are sometimes just as valuable as the scheduled sessions.
There are plenty of SAS books on display. Hopefully people left enough room in their suitcases to accommodate their purchases.
How are forward-looking organizations applying analytics? Breakout talks are a great way to find out.
The video wall behind the registration desk was a show-stopper, with an animated, gracefully evolving oak tree, the symbol for this year’s event.
E-poster presenters set up the nature of a designated problem and show off the methods they used to reach a viable solution.
Melanie Drake presents an e-poster on finding a web request timeout problem.
E-poster creators were able to explain their work in greater detail to interested JMP users.
Pie at the pi, anyone? Following e-poster presentations, we'll host a dinner reception with a view of this beloved SAS sculpture.
The grounds of the EBC were transformed into a welcoming dinner venue.
JMP customers continued conversations sparked by compelling e-posters and demos.
Cool autumnal temperatures made the perfect setting for sharing best practices over sangria.
Framed by the iconic pi sculpture, attendees appreciated the chance to dine al fresco.
Papers and e-posters
- 10 things John Sall thinks scientists and engineers should know about JMP® 14
- JMP Public is here — get ready to show off your data
- Announcing new online course: Statistical Thinking for Industrial Problem Solving
- Alberto Cairo on mastering the art of reading a chart
- Are you an introvert, and extrovert or an ambivert?