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Data Visualization in the Browser

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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."