Visualizing Big Data On the Web

If your primary business was distilling millions of pieces of data down to actionable insights for you customers and you needed to serve those insights up interactively and visually on the web, what tools would you use and why?

These are the precise questions Comlinkdata faces building its product.  Comlinkdata is building a web platform that tracks the millions of customers who switch telecom carriers. It gathers and displays this data on daily basis and combines it with all the data that helps build a profile of the anonymous consumers and highlight their switching motivations.

Comlinkdata COO Josh Walker and Director of Analytics Tanya Cashorali will go over their plan of attack, discussing prototypes they built and as well as case studies on what works and what doesn't when you have a whole lot of data you need to present to end users. They will talk about how to use the tools of the trade, D3.js on the front-end, and R Shiny on the back-end, to build compelling, interactive interfaces.

Pizza and Drinks will be provided

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  • Chris M.

    Excellent thanks

    October 3, 2013

  • Logan

    Are the powerpoint slides available from the presentation last night?

    September 26, 2013

  • Kiran K.

    I agree with the feedback that the presentation did not cover aspects of Big Data or Visualization at the architectural or implementation level.
    Identifying personas and delivering relevant products/services they value is kind of Marketing 101.
    Nevertheless, I did walk out with the knowledge that there are a couple tools out there that make it easy for non-web-devs and non-techies to visualize data.
    Thanks to Comlinkdata for the Pizza as well.

    September 26, 2013

    • Kiran K.

      Also, I am the guy from Juniper Networks looking for killer front-end devs in the Boston and Sunnyvale area. We are bringing up an intrapreneurial team that will function like a startup within the large organization. If you are crazy about jQuery, JavaScript and BackBoneJS, hit me up!

      September 26, 2013

  • Joshua

    Hey all, great meeting tonight. Glad to meet everyone. I just moved from Louisville KY and am seeking employment so if anyone would like to hit me up please do so.

    September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd have to agree with Tom in that I was hoping it would cover more implementation details. Regardless, I enjoyed it so thanks to comlinkdata and Brightcove. BTW, I'm the guy from the nameless security startup and we're still looking for a Senior/Lead Front-End Developer so hit me up if you've got mad Javascript skills and are looking for a job :)

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Tom M.

    A more fitting title might have been "Using Personas and prototypes as part of your design process." Good tools for sure but not really anything to do with visualizing big data.

    September 25, 2013

  • Lou S.

    Thank you Pascal and Brightcove ... and thanks to comlinkdata for an engaging, insightful presentation! :]

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Lou S.

    Nice! I can visualize myself eating pizza already ;]

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sometimes there have been food at these events. Just wondering if food will be provided so I can prepare to eat or not eat something beforehand. ;-)

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Pascal R.

      We'll have Pizza as usual

      2 · September 24, 2013

  • susan c.

    Wish I could make it. Will there be video online of the event?

    September 23, 2013

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