“I’ve been thinking a lot about data, where it comes from, and what it looks like. I can’t help it. I’ve been a data geek for almost 15 years. And I find data beautiful. Not necessarily in its raw form, mind you. Then it’s just messy and more often than not a pain to deal with, especially when it gets really, really big. But when smart, creative people start to clean it up and use it in different ways to find the hidden stories that make sense, it can help us learn things in ways that we never expected. And that can be exceptional thing.” Anne Russell ( October 27, 2014 )