Lately Zhou Yu and I have been working to start a data visualization meetup in the Bay Area…something that surprisingly doesn’t already exist. Well (finally!) we have scheduled our first meetup, a talk by Stamen CEO Eric Rodenbeck (bio). We’re still looking for a regular venue for our meetups (ideally, one in SF and one on the Peninsula), but for now, Jeff Heer of Stanford has been good enough to allow us to use a classroom on campus. I have no doubt this topic is going to attract a fantastic group of people. Come join us!!