Running a Data Community (and knowing it was time to step down..)

Just under 3 years ago I reached out to Simon Beaumont and Spencer Baucke suggesting we start a sports & data based community. I’d been following the pair of them on Twitter for some time and admiring their football based visualisations so I reached out and #sportsvizsunday was born!

After 3 years of co-running the initiative I’m stepping down and wanted to write down a few reflections on the pros and cons of being involved in running a data community, as well as some of the reasons for moving on.