The Subtle Art of Lying with Statistics

Let’s explore how statistics can trick us into believing something that’s not true. This isn’t always done on purpose. We’ll look at how focusing on recent events, choosing specific data to look at, and making assumptions about the size of a group can lead us to the wrong conclusions. We’ll show of how graphs and numbers can be used in misleading ways. The presentation aims to teach you how to look at statistics critically, understand their limits, and avoid fooling yourself with numbers.


  • Dave McAllister
    Dave McAllister

    Currently providing technical OSS insights for NGINX, Dave talks about the advantages of microservices and orchestration to solve distributed systems challenges, especially with open source. Dave has been a champion for open systems and open source from the early days of Linux to today’s world of clouds and containers. He often speaks on topics associated with emerging software architectures and practices, observability, and how open source innovations power today’s world.


Nov 20 - 21 2024