The co-host of TEDxMidAtlantic, Dave Troy is a serial entrepreneur and a data-viz fan.

Why you should listen

Dave Troy is a serial entrepreneur and community activist in Baltimore, Maryland. He is CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tool He has been acknowledged by the founding team at Twitter as the first developer to utilize the Twitter API, with his project “Twittervision,” which was featured in the 2008 MoMA exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind.” His crowdsourced project uses social network data to map cities. He is also organizer of TEDxMidAtlantic and is passionate about data, cities, and entrepreneurship.

Read his post, "The Math Behind Peoplemaps."

More news and ideas from Dave Troy


Divided city: How data-driven maps see Ferguson

December 19, 2014

Dave Troy makes "people maps," graphics that visualize cities and communities by people's interests rather than their geography. Here he looks at the various divides in St. Louis, Missouri and asks if we might use this kind of analysis to predict the next Ferguson.

Continue reading
Live from TEDGlobal

In case you missed it: Day 1 of TEDGlobal 2014

October 8, 2014

Today was the first day of TEDGlobal 2014. If you weren’t able to clear your schedule to watch TED Live today and experience the magic in real-time, we’re here to help. Here are some highlights from the day: What maps can tell you about hip-hop fans At TED University, a session of talks by conference attendees, Dave Troy […]

Continue reading