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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
This is a contest for every analyst who has struggled to explain the value of data to his or her boss: Harvard Business Review - 1 week Viz contest
Your Analysis/Visualization featured in the Harvard Business Review
We just launched the Harvard Business Review Visualization Prospectwith a very short deadline, so we wanted to get the word out to make sure everyone interested has a chance to compete. The contest ends in 1 WEEK (deadline: 8/27/2012 4:00 AM UTC )
The Harvard Business Review is asking you to turn your data-vision on the archival history of the HBR. The goal of this prospect to to generate analysis and visualizations from the metadata and abstracts of every article they have published over the last 90 years. Winning entries will be featured (with credit to the Kaggler) in the Vision Statement feature of the upcoming 90th anniversary issue.
What makes a great entry? Check out the past 'Vision Statement' features scattered throughout the contest page, and available for download. The HBR wants you to find the story behind the data. Don't just build a latent topic model... show how the important topics have trended over the last 90 years. Once you quantify the impact of an article, can you pick out the most seminal case-studies of the 20th century?
Entries must contain not just an idea, but actual analysis and visualization. You don't have to be a professional graphic designer, but you should keep in mind how your work will make its point to a professional, but possibly non-technical, audience. This is a contest for every analyst who has struggled to explain the value of data to his or her boss. Well, now is your chance to show what you can do to your boss's boss's boss.