Anand S


Anand is a co-founder of Gramener, a data science company. He is recognized as one of India’s top 10 data scientists. He leads a team who tell beautiful visual data stories.

Anand is a gold medalist at IIM Bangalore and an alumnus of IIT Madras, London Business School, IBM, Infosys, Lehman Brothers, and BCG.

18 min TED like Talk
Targeted to STANDARD – Foundation

Track 1: Experiences, Artifacts, and Emerging Tech

Automating comics

We love comics. We badly wanted to create comic strips. But there was one problem. Some of us can’t draw a straight line for nuts.
But we wanted to express our data visualizations by evoking emotions – in the form of comics. And we decided to create a programming library that does this for us.
This talk is the story of how we started enjoying comics in data visualization, struggled to scale, built a library, struggled to spread its use, and finally got traction in the community.
It’s also the story of where and how we find comics getting used, and how they can be generated from data.
Some examples:

Track 1: Experiences, Artifacts, and Emerging Tech

Three key takeaways

The 3 things you will take away from this talk are:
– Why do we need to bother with comics?
– How can we control comic content using data analysis
– How we built a library to automate this

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