Sort-of upon request from all the wonderful people that ask me how I learned data visualization via email (because they want to learn it too, awesome!), I’ve decided to write it all down. This gives me more space to go into details and add some images along the way. Starting at my years learning about the stars, then going to work as a data scientist and finally ending up in data visualization. I’m also explaining about the tools I learned during those years and the struggles and opportunities I faced/had. Hopefully it will show you one (windy) version of how you can end up in the field.
Just a warning, it’s a long post, but you’ll be rewarded along the way with some (embarrassing) charts that I made in my early days (and never have shown before) ;)