Being named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013 is a huge honor. It is equal parts thrilling and humbling; I vow to do my part to continue to make business creative and data cool!!
I also want to say a BIG “thank you” to all the team members and clients who have been experimenting with me, teaching me, and challenging me for the last seven years when it comes to data-driven storytelling. Let’s keep pushing the field forward!
The Women Making Data Science Cool
Hilary Mason (Chief Scientist, bit.ly)
Leslie Bradshaw (Chief Operating Officer, Guide)
Hilary Mason is chief scientist at Bitly and cofounder of hackNY, which works to cultivate the next generation of hackers who will stoke innovation in New York. Leslie Bradshaw is COO of the startup Guide, which uses text-to-speech and avatar technology to create animated newscasts from online news, blogs, and social streams. Prior to that, she co-founded the digital agency JESS3, which specializes in data visualization. They met at Bitly’s New York offices to talk about the proper marriage of data and creativity.
[full interview on FastCompany.com here]