Online Monthly Prize Draw: Packt Publishing - Free Tech Book

  • April 30, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • Packt Publishing Promotion

***Please note this is an online monthly prize draw and no actual meeting will take place***

Beautiful Data

Data is the New Soil

It has been said that "Data is the New Oil."  In his excellent Ted Talk David McCandless tells us that "Data is the New Soil":

“It feels like we’re all suffering from information overload, or data glut. And the good news is there might be an easy solution to that, and that’s using our eyes more. So visualizing information, so that we can see the patterns and connections that matter, and then designing that information so it makes more sense, or it tells a story, or allows us to focus only on the information that’s important…. Visualizing information like this is a form of knowledge compression. It’s a way of squeezing an enormous amount of information and understanding into a small space.”

http://www.cjr.org/the_news_frontier/data_is_the_new_soil.php?page=all


There's a lot of value in creating something that take the information overload and transform it into a form that makes the story it tells clear.

How can we as developers use data visualisation to make a difference?  This month we shall look at books that show us how to design, display, store, access and secure data. With these tools in hand you are ready to inspire with the beauty of data.

To find out more read this month's blog post on the LJC Book Club.

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is RSVP to this event on Meetup and complete the questions.

Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions - please visit their site to find out more about them: www.packtpub.com

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which LJC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 2 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 hard copy of his/her choice
Runner Up Winner - 1 ecopy of his/her choice

Please visit the Packt site at www.packtpub.com

Good luck!

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***Please note this is an online monthly prize draw and no actual meeting will take place***

 

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