Joshua and Cathryn McLauchlan launched Vizall with a goal of making data analysis and visualisation more accessible to journalists – and not just those who can code. They wanted to go beyond creating visuals and go back to the first step – whipping messy data into shape so it can be easily and accurately visualised at the end.
Vizall started coming to life in late 2018, beginning its first trials in early 2020 with interactive maps featured in coronavirus, welfare and lotto news stories.
As Vizall matured Cathryn and Joshua quickly saw how their all-in-one data tool could expand much further than the news business. They have since been exploring how Vizall could cater to other industries and are excited to launch their product in Q2 2021.
Cathryn is a data journalist with a keen interest in interpreting data, coding and teaching others how to work with spreadsheets.
Joshua is a software engineer with a passion for solving big problems. He completed his computer science degree in Auckland and has been working in the field ever since.