I’m Mark Evans. This blog is my place to play with new visualizations and data analytics techniques that I learn about. I have extensive experience in working with data, systems design, and bridging the gap between business and technology. I worked in the book industry for quite a while, most recently for Border Books & Music. More recently, I’ve been working on a few startup projects and now I’m pushing to learn about techniques around Big Data both because I find it very interesting and because of the high demand for this kind of talent.