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Every 3 months on the 2nd Thursday

Applied Information Sciences

2681 Commons Blvd · Beavercreek

How to find us

Behind the Mall at Fairfield Commons, in the Acropolis office center

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Many thanks to Evelyn Boettcher and Dave Caraway for volunteering to speak at our February event! This will be a lunchtime meetup in Beavercreek at Applied Information Sciences.

- 11:30am: Pizza, Sponsors, and Announcements

- 12:00pm: Focusing on the Flow with Dot - "dot" draws directed graphs as hierarchies. It runs as a command line program, web visualization service, or with a compatible graphical interface.Its features include well-tuned layout algorithms for placing nodes and edgesplines, edge labels, “record” shapes with “ports” for drawing data structures;and cluster layouts (cite: Because "dot" takes care of the layout, you are free to focus on how objects are related to each other. Graphs are simply written as a human readable text file: digraph mydotgraph {main -> parse -> execute;}. This talk will give you the tools to start making your own graphs either organizations charts, software flow diagrams, or work flows using dot.

- 12:30pm: Building Interactive Visualizations in Jupyter Notebook - Jupyter notebook (formerly Ipython notebook) has become a critical tool for many data scientists and researchers, but when publishing the notebooks to the web, the visualizations become rather bland static images. In this talk, we'll cover a few ways to make your notebooks come alive by building clickable JavaScript visualizations and simple user-interfaces with the Bokeh and Plotly open-source libraries.

- 1:00pm: End

The Dayton Data Visualization group will meet quarterly unless I get enough volunteers to make it happen more frequently. Please volunteer to share a topic with the group! What makes a good presentation topic for DDV? Here are some ideas:

- Case Studies - Show us how you made a cool visualization or infographic

- Development Tips - Show us how to use a cool new tool or framework

- Benchmarks - Comparisons between tools or frameworks

- Data Mining - Show us how you mine/retrieve data to use in your visualizations

- Optimization - Show us how you optimize your visualizations for performance on the web and mobile devices

Presentations are only twenty minutes long. This is to lower the barrier of entry for new speakers and to make the talks less of a time commitment from the speakers (and audience). Keep them short, sweet, and specific.


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