I’ll let you in on a little secret. Public speaking is FUN! About a year ago I gave my first presentation at a SQL developers group. Since then I’ve given about a dozen presentations for SQL developer groups and SQL Saturday events. It turns out giving presentations on technical topics to your peers is a great way to stay on top of your game.
This year I decided to submit a session for the SQL Rally analytics track. SQL Rally is a new yearly event offered by the PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) committee to give people a smaller alternative to the big yearly PASS summit. It’s two days of SQL training with an optional one day pre-con the day before the event begins.
You can register to vote here . After you register you’ll receive an email with a link to the voting survey.
I’d really appreciate it if you would register and vote for my session.
Building a Visual Vocabulary
Data visualization is a hot topic. In this session we will cover two of the most common data visualization patterns: time series and Part to Whole analysis. We will discuss how to identify them, common problems, best practices and what visualizations work best for each.
- At the end of this session the attendee will feel comfortable identifying these common data patterns and understand which data visualizations most effectively tell the story of the data in each scenario.
Tim is a business intelligence developer with InterWorks inc. in Dallas, Texas. Tim is passionate about data visualization and helping people realize new insights from their data through data visualization.