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[.NET@Noon] Data Visualization 101 - Create Reports to Impress Your Boss

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Gravitate Downtown

317 6th Avenue, Suite 102 · Des Moines, IA

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Data Visualization 101 - Create Reports to Impress Your Boss

Graphs and charts can condense a million data points onto a single screen or a single piece of paper. They can inform, they can mislead, they can tell a story. What do your reports say about your business?

In this session, we'll go over:

- The pros and cons of 11 different chart types

- Common ways people miss important insights by aggregating data in the wrong way.

- Eight specific things you can do to kill the junk that is obscuring your data

This session is platform agnostic. Your reports can be created with ANY software or libraries (Excel, Infragistics, HighCharts, etc) . It does not matter, all of the information will be applicable to your reports.


Jon von Gillern is a former IADNUG leader and consultant from West Des Moines, Iowa. He has been programing for the past 18 years and currently infatuated with d3.js. Come to his session. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll regret not attending.

Meeting Agenda
- 11:45AM - 12:00 PM - Arrive, Food

- 12:00PM - 1:00 PM - Presentation

Meeting Sponsor - Palmer Group

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Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies

Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients.

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Platinum Sponsor - QCI

Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner.

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