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Data Visualization in the Browser

Rob Larsen Presents Data Visualization in the Browser

We're awash in data. Making sense of that flood of information is impossible without the aid of visualizations to simplify the information, amplify the important points and educate at a glance. The web has two main technologies for working with interactive visualizations: SVG and Canvas. This presentation will outline the optimal use cases for each, will talk about the current state of each technology and will show detailed examples of each in action.

About the Speaker:

Rob Larsen has been working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript since 1997  and has more than 14 years experience as a front end engineer and team lead, building web sites and applications for some of the world’s biggest companies.

Rob is an active writer and speaker on web technology with a special focus on emerging standards like HTML5, CSS3 and the ongoing evolution of the JavaScript programming language. He is co-author of Professional jQuery (WROX) and the author of Beginning HTML and CSS (WROX.) He’s also active in the open source community building tools, commenting on issues and generally spending a lot of time on Github.

Over the years Rob has solved unique problems for clients like Adidas, Motorola, Philips, Reebok, Gillette, Boston’s Museum of Science, State Street Corporation and Harvard Kennedy School."

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  • David

    Any slides or whatnot available from this meetup? I'm evaluating SVG solutions/libraries and would like to hear Rob's take on things. Thanks, all!

    July 29, 2013

  • Philippe H.

    Rob was a good presenter who covered a lot of ground regardless fo technical difficulties.
    One wishes we could have had the full experience as his examples were stunning and leave you wanting for more.

    May 23, 2013

  • rob l.

    Thanks everyone for coming out to the talk. It was a lot of fun for me, so hopefully you also enjoyed it.

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Fred T.

      Thanks Rob, I did enjoy the talk and learned some cool stuff.

      May 23, 2013

  • Kianosh P.

    Great presentation, Rob.

    May 22, 2013

  • Arthur F.

    Expected more use case-based analysis of data visualization. The speaker was engaging but the material was more a summary of tools and frameworks than a look at specific examples of best practices.

    3 · May 22, 2013

  • Kiran K.

    Fantastic preso. Good overview of the technologies!

    May 22, 2013

  • tony

    Thanks for the presentation and the well prepared material!

    May 22, 2013

  • Philip S.

    Thanks to Rob and the organizers/sponsors. Great topic and a nice overview of available libraries and tools. I'm excited to finally learn d3.js!

    May 22, 2013

  • Jared W.

    Is there parking somewhere, preferably somewhere that is free?

    May 22, 2013

    • Jessica

      Nothing free that I know of, but down along the intersection of Congress st at Boston Wharf rd there are meters.

      1 · May 22, 2013

    • Tri N.

      You could also find street parking on Summer St nearby about that time. A bit of a walk, but free parking.

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • Mark D.

    Swamped by a project, can't make it tonight

    May 22, 2013

  • Nicolas T.

    I had to stay working late, hope someone will fill my spot!

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately can't make it due to a sick pet. I hope someone else can fill my spot.

    May 22, 2013

  • Nadine Z.

    Unfortunately an emergency came up and I can't make it tonight. I hope I didn't take the chance away from anyone else. Maybe Darion you can take my spot. Sorry about this!

    May 22, 2013

  • Darion M.

    If registration is closed but there are two spots open can I still register?

    May 22, 2013

  • Anthony B.

    guest could not make it last minute.

    May 22, 2013

  • Alexander N.

    Cant make it

    May 22, 2013

  • K. Adam W.

    Spent two days at OpenVis Conf last week, I'm gonna stay home and play with D3 and let somebody else have my spot :)

    May 21, 2013

  • Annette A.

    Who's the old dude?

    May 21, 2013

  • Brian R.

    Can't make it after all- freeing up my spot!

    May 20, 2013

  • Tony G.

    conflict came up

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    headed out of town

    May 17, 2013

  • Amos B.

    Interesting topic. Looking forward to learning more about it.

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    good topic

    May 12, 2013

  • Rich


    May 12, 2013

  • Robert U.

    I am a noob.

    May 12, 2013

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