Tuscany, Italy

4 days / 20 talks
Awesome and great speakers

October 16-21
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Jon Harris

Jon has spent the last 10 years working in the field of interactive data visualization and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. A graduate research project into graph drawing theory led to him being hired to work for a visualization startup in NYC, and he has been in the field ever since. Most recently Jon has been focused on building realtime responsive web applications enabling users to gain instantaneous insight into their data from any device. Outside of work, he has a voracious appetite for traveling and reading. Jon currently resides in Montreal, Canada where he practices his French while learning the names of the many fine craft beers the city has to offer.


Introduction to Data Visualization

Introduction to data visualization techniques and best practices and how to implement them on the web or mobile platforms.

Visualizing data provides users with valuable insight into their data that would be difficult or impossible to obtain through text-only formats. This talk will provide participants with an overview of data visualization techniques along with best practices to maximize their value for the target audience. The talk will conclude with a demonstration of the Marquee charting library which was designed to facilitate adherence of visualization best practices on the web and mobile platforms.


Intro to React JS and Marquee Charts

Introduction to Facebook’s React JavaScript library and Marquee charting library.

Facebook’s React JavaScript library has revolutionized the development of user interfaces for the web. This talk will provide an introduction to the key concepts behind React and guide participants through some straight forward examples of building and deploying web applications using React. Building on this foundation, the sample web application will be enhanced to show a variety of data visualization examples made possible by the Marquee charting library’s React components.



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You’ll sign up for the session you want to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 6 participants may attend a session, if full, you can sign up for the same topic at a different time. During the session, the speaker will guide the audience through the main topic but you will be able to ask him/her to deviate and cover related areas. Sometimes participants offer new ideas and solutions to a problem.



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Flexible conference format means you can choose the best classes for you and at the best time. Some sessions will be repeated, so when you miss one, you can attend the same session later in the day or the week.

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