Graph Visualization and Analysis

  • March 18, 2013 · 6:30 PM

We are very excited to have Brendan Madden, CEO of Tom Sawyer Software, joining us to discuss graph visualization and analysis.

6:30–7:00: Social (pizza + beer will be served)
7:00–8:00: Talk + Q&A
8:00–9:00: Social
* Doors close at 7pm, please try to arrive before then if at all possible.

Talk Abstract
Data relationships are everywhere, among employees in an organization, devices in a network, genes in a biochemical pathway, and producers and consumers in a supply chain. Graphs provide a fundamental means to help represent relationships inherent in data. Using Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Brendan will demonstrate various advanced graph visualization, layout, and analysis techniques developed over many years of practical experience. He will also discuss some of the software engineering challenges that we face in the era of Big Data.

Among the important features Brendan plans to demonstrate are viewing, editing, and interaction methods. Further, he’ll show various scalable, incremental and constraint-based layout algorithms and their usage in various industries, and demonstrate problems and solutions in graph analysis. Brendan will also discuss data representation, federated data integration, model management, rules, filters, and synchronized views of data in both desktop and web architectures.

Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of enterprise software and services that enable organizations to build highly scalable and flexible data visualization and social network analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse data sets.



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  • Todd H.

    April 1, 2013

  • Brendan M.

    Hi Willie,

    Thanks for the input. I felt I first needed to set a baseline so the people there would understand some of the capabilities we have. We have a lot of deep and very difficult to create technology. Maybe if I'm invited again to give another talk in the future, I'd be able to present with a different focus. Thanks a lot for the advice.


    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Willie L.

    Thanks for the demo of Tom Sawyer. Looks like a good tool but I wish there was more emphasis on "in these kind of problems, this is the kind of visualization and/or analysis you would do". Thanks to Trulia for hosting.

    March 28, 2013

  • Brendan M.

    Thank you very much for inviting me and letting me have the opportunity to speak at the Meetup. It took me a few minutes to become comfortable speaking to such a large and diverse group. I had so many topic areas I would have liked to discuss in that hour. I may not have had enough time to get into how our system was built or how to work better with larger data sets or in the upcoming Cloud and Big Data problems. In any case, I really appreciated the opportunity to show some aspects of what we are doing, and how we are evolving our work over time.

    March 19, 2013

  • Jarno M. K.

    Here's a short summarizing post about the meetup: SF Data Mining Meetup presenting “the first American graph company”

    March 19, 2013

  • Mazen Y.

    The talk was very interesting, but I was not able to make the connection between how the tool would bridge the gap between data and insights, specifically in an exploratory fashion. The presentation was a technical demo of the tool and the various visualizations it can draw but this talk was equally pitched as one that would cover analytics and demonstrate "problems and solutions in graph analysis". I don't believe I left the talk with a solid understanding of business use case examples or how the software solves or sheds light on the constrains that come with visualizing big data. I think the talk was valuable nonetheless and i appreciate the speaker's demonstration, just not what I was expecting.

    2 · March 19, 2013

  • Dr Nigel G.

    I was reaaly looking forward to this session but alas could not get away from a project.

    March 18, 2013

  • Richard K.

    learned a lot

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Matt J.

    Amazing software

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • A. Karriem A.

    PLease post slides & video link

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Santanu D.

    Sorry unable to attend. Looking forward for the video recording.

    2 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working late . . .

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't make it...too much work piling up!

    March 18, 2013

  • Alex T.

    As a consulting practice, we have done a lot of business analytics/visualization work for client's marketing, sales force, and finance organizations. Look forward to this technology can be leveraged.

    March 18, 2013

  • Habib A.

    great see you in few hours...

    March 18, 2013

  • Travis W.

    Since the event is so full, will it be recorded?

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Var

      I am also looking for recording, Are you planning to record this session or any live stream?

      March 18, 2013

    • Tracy J.

      same here, interested in the recording....

      March 18, 2013

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    March 18, 2013

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    March 18, 2013

  • Richard K.

    I need a ride back to Mountain View downtown after the meeting. Anyone come back this way?

    March 6, 2013

  • Anita C.

    All of you are invited to below event.

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    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, won't be able to make it afterall

    March 17, 2013

  • podlipensky

    I'm a big fan of data-driven decisions and right analytics. I'd love to join the talk.

    March 16, 2013

  • John C.

    Apologies - out of country

    March 6, 2013

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