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Introduction to Graph Data & Graph Visualization

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6:00-6:30 - Refreshments and Networking
6:30-7:30 - "Introduction to Graph Data & Graph Visualization" from Joe Parry & Corey Lanum
7:30-8:00 - Viz and Tell featuring DVDC Community Members (see below for notes on how to volunteer!)
8:00+ Data Drinks at Courthaus Social

Introduction to Graph Data & Graph Visualization

Graphs are a way of looking at the relationships embedded in complex data. Over the last 5 years, the graph data model has exploded from an academic interest to a commonplace business technology used in fields as diverse as intelligence analysis and IT infrastructure. Over the course of a 45 minute talk, Parry and Lanum will walk the audience through an introduction to the graph model and discuss the implications for visualization including when and why visualizing graphs may be useful. For the second half of the talk, Corey Lanum will distribute an online survey collecting small biographical details about the audience (participation is optional and survey responses do not need to be genuine). He will then, with attendee participation, build a graph from the data and explore different techniques for visualizing that data in a way that can produce interesting insight.

Speaker Notes:

Joe Parry - Founder & CEO of Cambridge Intelligence

Joe has worked on visualization systems for intelligence work for the last thirteen years, doing software development, design, systems architecture and more experimental research projects.

His achievements include a PhD earned as a member of Stephen Hawking’s research group.

Corey Lanum - Commercial Director of Cambridge Intelligence

Corey has worked with the largest defense, intelligence, security and anti-fraud organizations in North America. He has a diverse background working on big data initiatives and implementing proven solutions that provide customers with key insights into their data. He is the author of the book Visualizing Graph Data, from Manning Publications.


Viz & Tell
Get up in front of your peers and talk about a viz project you're working on for 5 minutes. This is a great opportunity to get feed back on your work and to practice your presentation skills in a safe space. If you are interested in presenting, then please email ([masked]) to let us know you want to talk.

Speaker Notes:

You're one of the coolest people in the DC area. You really like data visualization and you're excited to show your work to others. You're also a kind person who can provide constructive criticism to others.