Since creating and publishing the City of Sacramento Budget Interactive Flow Diagram last year for Code for Sacramento’s Open Budget Sacramento project I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about it. This flow diagram seems to attract and engage people more than any other style of data visualization I’ve produced. People love it. Commonly referred to as a Sankey diagram, alluvial diagram, or flow diagram, these visual representations of how things flow or are distributed and dispersed seem to naturally draw people in to explore and interact with the data.
For a few weeks now I’ve been working on an interactive visualization to represent the nodes and connections of the entities in the Sacramento startup ecosystem. This conceptual map of Sacramento’s startup ecosystem maps out the connections and relationships of the various entities in our region’s growing startup community.
For the story of Startup Weekend Sacramento: Health Edition, I created a single page web story with an interactive timeline that shows photos, tweets, and tells the story of what our participants experienced during the event.
I’ve been wanting some kind of network map, entity relationship diagram, or some kind of visual representation that maps out the various entities and their relationships in the Sacramento startup community. Then an idea hit me a couple of weeks ago – a subway style map of the Sacramento startup scene modeled after the infamous London Tube Map.
Startup Weekend Sacramento: Health Edition is just around the corner and we already have dozens of people signed up for the event. For those who haven’t participated in a Startup Weekend before, the two and a half day event may induce a bit of anxiety about what to expect. With that in mind, I decided to expand on my previous simple infographic and create a more detailed and interactive timeline infographic that presents the weekend’s activities like an old fashioned board game.