Data Visualisation & Storytelling in 8 Hours Masterclass

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28th Sep 2021


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New Zealand (GMT+12): 9am to 5pm




So many organisations understand that data is becoming more and more powerful in the spaces of business and social impact. But so few deeply understand how data can help them achieve their objectives.

You don’t need to be a data scientist to be able to spot opportunity when it comes to data. Applying data science thinking to your field can help you identify areas for growth, potential risks, new markets or even products. It can help you measure a factor you’re trying to understand and to advocate for innovation or social change.

Data and visualisation is increasingly critical for demonstrating the value of your programs, products, organisations and ideas. And understanding how to tell stories with integrity and insight can set you apart.

During this workshop we will talk about how the WhyHive team helps organisations to think like data scientists to help them solve problems and create new solutions so that you can too.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding your organisation’s data literacy and capacity.
  • Where is your data? Identifying what data you already have.
  • Distilling an organisation’s strategic objectives relating to data.
  • How to collect data that measures what you want to understand.
  • What do I want to ask of my dataset? Fundamentals of data exploration.
  • Basic visualisation techniques.
  • Going from data to insights – visualisation that adds value.
  • Telling a story for your organisation.

Featuring Our Speakers

Tess Guthrie

Founder & Director


After completing degrees in pure mathematics and philosophy Tess Guthrie worked in both the not-for-profit as well as private sector as a researcher and analyst before launching WhyHive in 2018.

Tess worked in the Philosophy and Cognition Lab at Monash University in interdisciplinary consciousness research, speaking at the Australiasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference in 2018.  She also worked on the Individual Deprivation Measure team at the International Women’s Development agency to support them quantitatively in building a new holistic measure of poverty.

While working in the not-for-profit sector she recognised a need for consulting expertise that was often not affordable to organisations. Even when investing in advice and analytics could greatly improve their effectiveness. WhyHive was built on Tess’s passion for gender equality, and works to both engage women in STEM and offer support to charities committed to empowering women and ending gender violence.

Since starting WhyHive in 2018, Tess has led a talented and diverse team of data scientists and developers to create solutions for not for profits and innovative corporates including: One Girl Australia, the International Women’s Development Agency, She’s A Crowd, Respect Australia and the Mornington Peninsula Foundation. WhyHive has also worked with RMIT, Deakin and Monash university to host interns and work on pro bono projects.


Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in better understanding the value of data
  • Technical and non-technical folk
  • Women and non-binary folk strongly encouraged
  • Corporate and not for profit workers

Topics Covered

  • Scoping and Context
  • Using Data Strategically
  • Finding Insights
  • Story Telling