• Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio Inc.

    Talk Title: "Get out there and test!: Iterating with evidence" By Adrianne Lee and Daniel Corner Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - "Get out there and test!: Iterating with evidence" By Adrianne Lee and Daniel Corner • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk Summary: Welcoming designers, data scientists, design researchers, product managers and developers, we share our journey developing a data visualization product. Starting with a little interactive session, we'll talk about usability testing, designing based on research results, and data visualization in front-end frameworks. Come and join us! Speakers' bio: Adrianne Lee: Adrianne Lee is a design researcher at the Canadian Digital Service. Following human-centred design practices, she works with a multi-disciplinary team to make it easier to access and use government services. She believes that research allows the team to have confidence in what they create. She's also really good at peeling oranges. Don't forget to follow @adriannehlee on Twitter. Daniel Corner: Daniel Corner is a front-end engineer at Raven Telemetry. He's developing a data visualization app to drive decisions in manufacturing oversight. He recently persuaded his team to incorporate design research into their product development cycle. He loves to teach, to code, and to teach to code. Shortcuts are his friend. Make sure to follow @dcorn068 on twitter. Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

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  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio Inc.

    Talk Title: "TBA" Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - "Beyond data viz: How to tell a compelling story with data." By Alëna Iouguina and Ian Stewart • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk Summary: Title: Beyond data viz: How to tell a compelling story with data. Speakers' bio: Alëna Iouguina: Alëna Iouguina is an industrial designer and a Director of UX at Klipfolio, currently writing a book that’s all about systems-focused RnD. Some of her work includes research and design in the domains of entrepreneurship, business intelligence, information systems across multiple devices, hardware-software integrations, and more generally any problem spaces that require integration of multiple systems across many levels to address human needs, evoke delight with purpose, and provide an overall seamless experience. Ian Stewart: TBA Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

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  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio Inc.

    Talk Title: "Techniques for visual analysis of complex XML content/data" Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - "Techniques for visual analysis of complex XML content/data" by Chris Gerrard • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk Summary: This presentation will demonstrate a number of techniques for visualizing and analyzing post-relational data, with examples of complex hierarchical XML content. The examples are drawn from analysis of the structural elements of Dashboards, their individual visualizations, the data they access, and their analytical functionality. The techniques were developed in response to the need for effective analysis, management, and governance of dashboards and their contents. We will examine Tableau dashboards. The principles are generally applicable and useful for a wide variety of technologies, tools, and applications. We will see how different visualization tools can be employed, leveraging the strength of each. Tableau will represent record-based tools (those accessing tabular data), yEd will illustrate interactive visualization of graph data, and Neo4j will show off the power of graph databases for asking and answering the full range of analytical possibilities. Speakers' bio: Chris Gerrard has been involved with computer-assisted data analysis since the 1970s. He spent nearly a decade as a consultant and product manager for IBI, Inc., the inventor and vendor of FOCUS, the first commercial 4GL for non-technical people. He was an early adopter of Tableau, has been using it in his consulting practice since 2006, and is devoted to helping clients adopt visual data analysis as a pervasive, fundamental intellectual and cognitive skill set. Contact Chris through [masked] Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio Inc.

    Talk Title: Using Google Data Studio to build Marketing Dashboards Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - Using Google Data Studio to build Marketing Dashboards by Doug McCaffrey and Glenn Schmelzle • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Speakers' bio: Doug McCaffrey is a consultant in Ottawa who specializes in Google Marketing technology. Along with his certifications from Google for both Google Analytics and Google Ads, he’s earned the title of Google Partner by demonstrating to Google his expertise in running the advertising portion of his consultancy. Doug dove into the deep end of web analytics and digital marketing at the turn of the millennium where he helped a local tech company successfully compete on the world stage against large, capital-rich companies from Silicon Valley. If you’d like to connect with Doug, you can find him at https://www.dougmccaffrey.ca and https://ca.linkedin.com/in/dougmccaffrey Glenn Schmelzle: http://marketingwhatsnew.com/about-our-agency/ Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio

    Talk title: Markets and Visualizations Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - Markets and Visualizations By Patrick Turgeon • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk description: Markets and Visualizations The objective of this session is to provide an introduction to markets and explore visualizations for technical analysis, forecasting, and some basic quantitative trading strategies. A brief overview of the stock market via an online trading platform and data streaming tool will be provided. Specific topics include technical analysis within the news cycle, statistical forecasting methods (ARIMA), as well as, mean reversion and momentum trading. Speaker Bio: Patrick Turgeon is Principal at rally. The focus of the firm is to provide financial research and quantitative trading strategies to investors on the TSX Venture. In addition, rally covers selected companies in Health, Mining, Renewables, Fin-Tech, Telecommunications and Technology. Patrick holds a Masters in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University and is currently enrolled in the Masters in Business Journalism at Arizona State University. Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio

    Talk title: Small efforts add up to big data: How Bike Ottawa is putting cycling on the map Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - Small efforts add up to big data: How Bike Ottawa is putting cycling on the map By Heather Shearer • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk description: Cyclists face unique challenges: bike lanes that end, lack of wayfinding signage, and routes that aren’t plowed. A bike is nimble and lightweight, which opens up route options that aren't available to drivers, but also relatively slow and completely vulnerable, which means that other roads are basically off-limits. This presents a need for road network information that is rather unique. Who better to build that map than cyclists themselves. Chances are, if you bike, you know a shortcut. You know which paths get flooded, and which roads are full of potholes. Cyclists know their communities very well. Bike Ottawa is using the power of crowd-sourcing to undertake an ambitious multi-year mapping adventure. Two years ago, Bike Ottawa challenged our community to ride with Strava to gather GPS data on mundane utility trips. Over 800 people have joined the effort, showing which current routes are popular in Ottawa. But, what's here now is not our main focus: Bike Ottawa advocates for improving cycling routes across the city. We’re now on a Mapillary mission to take street-level photographs of all bike infrastructure in our vast city, and are approaching 1 million photos, with artificial intelligence identifying objects and signs. We’ve established a data working group, are using Ottawa’s open data resources, and have partnered with the local Open Street Map community to thoroughly tag the map with all the characteristics that matter to cyclists. A map functions as an integrated database, which can be queried to identify high-stress roads, to identify whether a school is served by safe routes from all directions, or to build apps to find a water fountain or to plan a route in winter. In this talk, we'll show you how Bike Ottawa used the Open Street Map platform to build a level of traffic stress map, and then used that map to help people plan low-stress routes. We'll also talk about some of the ideas that are on the horizon for us. The possibilities are as open as the data. View our maps at https://maps.bikeottawa.ca Speaker Bio: Heather Shearer is the President of Bike Ottawa, one of Canada's longest-running cycling advocacy organizations (since 1984). Bike Ottawa's belief is that everyone can ride a bike, and they want to see communities built in a way that makes that vision a reality. Bike Ottawa was an organizing force behind the implementation of Ontario’s first downtown segregated bike lane in 2011, which involved a lot of volunteer-led data gathering work of counting parking spots and studying road usage, culminating in a hard-fought city hall marathon. Times have changed in Ottawa, and it is now the number of protected lanes that is hard to count. Heather is carrying on the work of her predecessors to make Ottawa the cycling capital of Canada. One of the main projects she is excited about is an effort to map all of Ottawa’s cycling infrastructure, which will help identify gaps in the connectivity of this growing network. She chairs Bike Ottawa's Data Group. If you want to connect with Heather via social media, you can find her @heatshear on twitter. Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio

    Important Note: • We are located at the third floor of World Exchange plaza - right above the Food Court (there are quite a few entrances to WEP- use the ones that have access to food court. There is a calling bell in case the door is locked from outside). • Accessible by stairs, elevator and escalator. • Due to the building's security policy, we request participants to wait in the food court or public area of the building if anyone arrives before 5:45. Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - Getting metrics fast: Ansible and the TIG (Telegraf, Influxdb, Grafana) stack By Nick Lockhart • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk title: Getting metrics fast: Ansible and the TIG (Telegraf, Influxdb, Grafana) stack Talk description: Keeping infrastructure up and running must be the most important aspect for a company, in the cloud or on bare-metal, and getting the metrics on how machines are running needs to be fast. During this talk, I will go over methods of automating this process. Ansible gives the ability to push services to clusters simultaneously, make required changes to configuration files, and version all instructions. Using Ansible, we can push the TIG stack (Telegraf, Influxdb, Grafana) to existing infrastructure. As well, I will go over methods of automating Grafana dashboards to match changing infrastructure in a clean and eye pleasing way. Speaker Bio: "After completing a BA in Linguistics at Dalhousie, I quickly moved to Ottawa. I took my love of technology and have begun to turn it into a career, enrolling in the Computer Programmer diploma at Algonquin to quickly gain the skills needed to enter the industry. I am completing my Co-op terms at Ribbon Communications working on improving the DevOps practices and tools. During this time, I have fallen irrevocably in love with Ansible and automation of every process. In my free time, I rock climb and binge the latest seasons of media content." If you want to keep in touch with Nick, you can do so by emailing: [masked] or by connecting in linkedin using: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nrlockhart , or checkout his github code base at : https://www.github.com/nirlo Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio

    Important Note: • We are at new location (World Exchange plaza), 3rd Floor, above Food Court. • Accessible by stairs, elevator and escalator. • Due to the building's security policy, we request participants to wait in the food court or public area of the building if anyone arrives before 5:45. Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - How to Automate Lead Generation and Email Marketing Reporting With Klipfolio and Marketo by Phil Gamache • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk title: How to Automate Lead Generation and Email Marketing Reporting With Klipfolio and Marketo Talk description: Phil will walk us through how he used email courses, a novel lead generation channel, to double signup conversions to Klipfolio and how he automated reporting for each campaign using Marketo and Klipfolio. Speaker Bio: Phil Gamache is the Marketing Automation Manager at Klipfolio, a leader in the cloud-based business intelligence market. Phil is responsible for managing Klipfolio’s automation platform and connecting it to a growing list of add-on marketing technology tools. Phil started his career in digital marketing technology and for the past 6 years has gained experience successfully designing, implementing and measuring inbound marketing and lead nurturing programs. He is driven by integrating empathetic marketing throughout the entire customer journey and is passionate about the intersection of creativity, technology, and analytics to foster the use of data to drive decisions. Phil also teaches Marketing Automation at the Telfer School of Management's Digital Marketing Certificate program. If you want to keep in touch with Phil, you can do so by following @gamacp on twitter or by connecting in linkedin using: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gamacp/ Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

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  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio

    Important Note: • We are at new location (World Exchange plaza), 3rd Floor, above Food Court. • Accessible by stairs, elevator and escalator. • Due to the building's security policy, we request participants to wait in the food court or public area of the building if anyone arrives before 5:45. Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - Analyzing data with round or spherical shaped visualizations using Karma Pi and other tools by John Gill • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk title: Analyzing data with round or spherical shaped visualizations using Karma Pi and other tools. Talk description: "Karma Pi is a personal python project, my adventures in analysing data, fitting models and data visualisation. In the talk I'll discuss three separate tools in various states of construction, sharing common data and a common theme: spheres. First, there is a simulation of the FIFA soccer world cup in Russia, which shows teams moving between locations as the games play out. Next there is a tool that shows climate reanalysis data (http://www.copernicus.eu/). The goal there is to fit models to the data that can project current trends. And find ways to distribute the work, knowledge and insights that the models give. You can find the project here: https://github.com/swfiua/karmapi It also has tools for working with raspberry pi's with various hats such as the astropi. So you can record and study your own data too." Speaker Bio: "Made in Sheffield, or thereabouts. Studied mathematics at Warwick University Then went to work with computers with the government. Which brought me to Ottawa and a whole new adventure. This of natural catastrophes, particularly Atlantic hurricanes. With time in Ireland and round in circles. With more computers, linux and python. Now back in Ottawa, third time lucky. Along the way many adventures." Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)

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  • Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

    Klipfolio

    Important Note: • We are at new location (World Exchange plaza), 3rd Floor, above Food Court. • Accessible by stairs, elevator and escalator. • Due to the building's security policy, we request participants to wait in the food court or public area of the building if anyone arrives before 5:45. Agenda: • 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking • 6:30 - Community Announcements • 6:35 - Talk - Microsoft Power BI Visualization by Laura Grove • 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk title: Microsoft Power BI Visualization Talk description: This presentation will demonstrate: * the capabilities of Power BI as a data visualization tool * the updates you can expect from Power BI on a monthly basis * examples of what can be done in the tool * when we recommend using the tool vs others Speaker Bio: Laura is currently a Data Visualization Analyst at Lixar, as well as an Excel dashboard consultant by night. Her tools of choice are Tableau and Power BI, and she attended the 2016 Tableau Conference in Austin Texas. In a previous role, she designed reports using data from Google and Adobe Analytics for a portfolio of digital brands. Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am)) * Street parking available around (please double check the time when they are free)