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Wednesday, September 30 • 10:00am - 10:40am
Open Talk: Ongoing Adventures in Dataviz

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Open source or closed? 
Homemade or bought? 
Language A or language B?

There are a lot of choices in dataviz technology and no matter what solution you prefer, trade-offs abound. Learn from our experience with ZingChart to make your own data visualizations better, faster, and more informative.

ZingChart has roots in the the sad state of browser-based visualization tools we were forced to use about eight years ago. When other solutions couldn’t cut it, we built our own and quickly learned it’s not so easy. 

Since then, the ZingChart team has continued to evolve our efforts. We’ve made visualizations in everything: Flash, VML, HTML5/Canvas, SVG, WebGL, images and anything else you might try. We’ve used our own tech (as well as both open and closed source solutions) to create charts that maximize flexibility and performance within the constraints of modern web browsers.

This talk will reveal:
Hard trade-offs we (and many clients) have encountered
Challenges we met, failed at, dodged, and overcame
Conventional engineering wisdom that turns out to be wrong
Useful stories to help guide you towards better use of technology to build visualizations
Key steps to avoid using sporks

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Thomas Powell

Founder & CEO, ZingChart
Thomas A. Powell has been an Internet professional since before the Web was even a thing. He has founded a number of successful Web companies over the years including ZingChart, a client side visualization library used by hundreds of firms, from start-ups to the Fortune 50. Outside of his business endeavors, Thomas is the author of several books on client-side Web technology including JavaScript: The Complete Reference, he is an instructor at the... Read More →

Wednesday September 30, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
DataWeek Stage 2

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