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Effective Data Visualization

January 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We spend much of our time collecting and analyzing data. That data is only useful if it can be displayed in a meaningful, understandable way. Yale professor Edward Tufte presented many ideas on how to effectively present data to an audience or end user.

In this session, I will explain some of Tufte’s most important guidelines about data visualization and how you can apply those guidelines to your own data. You will learn what to include, what to remove, and what to avoid in your charts, graphs, maps and other images that represent data.

David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades.  Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at http://www.DavidGiard.com.  His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons. 

6:00 – 6:30 Food, drinks, and networking  
6:30 – 8:30 Presentation Speaker Sponsors


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JetBrains, creator of ReSharper, is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent development tools.  ReSharper is a renowned productivity tool that makes Microsoft Visual Studio a much better IDE. Thousands of .NET developers worldwide wonder how they’ve ever lived without ReSharper’s code inspections, automated code refactorings, blazing fast navigation, and coding assistance.


January 5, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Aon Center / Microsoft Office
200 E Randolph Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60617 us
(312) 920-5600


Chicago .NET Developers (downtown)