Presentation: Data Visualisation in javascript with Richard Powell

Richard Powell is coming down all the way from Newcastle. He's a smart chap and I'm excited to see what delights he can show us using javascript, HTML and some slight of hand to make data pretty. Although it sounds technical no knowledge of the technologies mentioned is required, you don't have to be a programmer to enjoy this one.

Earlier this year I presented about Umbraco CMS at Super Monday in Newcastle which is organised by Richard. So he's come down to Hudderfield to repay the favour to discus visualising data:

"In the world of Big Data, data visualisation is becoming more and more important. Richard Powell will show you why solid design principles, great libraries, and firm grasp of code are at what's needed for showing data in a way that's intriguing and valuable.

How to make highly interactive time-series graphs using D3 & Rickshaw. You will learn:

* How you can visualise data in an effective way.
* Why D3 & Rickshaw are great libraries and how you can get started.
* How to make data flexible and why that's important to your users.
* The mistakes I've made, how you can avoid them, and why assumptions are dangerous.

This field can teach us a lot more than just how to visualise data. For example, how to influence people effectively, how to open people's eyes to unseen realities, how make the mundane seem interesting. These are skills that are useful for design, for development, for business and for how we interact with colleagues and customers."

Richard Powell is a UI developer and designer from Newcastle, UK. When he's not building Server Density, a SASS product for managing server infrastructure, he gives jQuery and backbone workshops. He also loves to share his enthusiasm for the web by presenting, blogging, releasing open-source code and helping to organize a local tech meet up in Newcastle. Originally from a Fine Art background Richard counts himself very lucky to work in an industry and creative, diverse and varied as this one.

So come on down sit back and enjoy.

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  • Vas

    This sounds really interesting and I'd love to attend, I am trying to introduce better ways to communicate data in the work place.

    September 8

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