Professional Development Seminars

Title Event date Lecturer(s) Abstract
Practical Data Visualization with R Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:00am Robert Kabacoff, Ph.D.

Back by Popular Demand!

In 2014 Robert Kabacoff delivered a GBC/ACM seminar on R. That seminar was a great introduction to R, focusing on learning R and applying it to Big Data Analytics. The attendees wanted more - specifically more on using R for data visualization, graphics, and presentations. Based on this demand, Dr. Kabacoff has agreed to deliver a follow-on workshop dedicated to visualization.

Visualization in R

Data visualization has become a central feature of modern data analysis. The R platform provides one of the most flexible and powerful platform for graphing data, understanding and evaluating statistical models, and communicating results to others.

This day-long workshop will provide practical review of R’s major graphing capabilities, including its base functionality and exciting new capabilities provided by add on packages (including ggplot2, ggvis, and rCharts).

R for Software Developers and Data Analysts Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:00am Robert Kabacoff, Ph.D.

Big Data Analytics

If you are looking at this workshop, you probably have some data that you need to collect, summarize, transform, explore, model, visualize, or present. If so, then R is for you! R has become the world-wide language for statistice, predictive analytics, and data visualization. It offers the widest range of methodologies for understanding data, from the most basic to the most complex and bleeding edge.

Improving the User Experience For the Very First Time Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 8:00am Jared Spool, User Interface Engineering

Great Design for Competitive Edge

Many organizations are discovering that a great user experience can provide them a powerful competitive edge. A great product or service’s user experience increases revenues, decreases costs, and builds long-term customer loyalty.

For these organizations, it’s the first time they’ve made a it a priority to improve the user experience of their designs. Doing this for the first time can be tricky. It involves technical, process, and cultural changes across the organization.

The Cloud: How It is Going to Transform Your Life as a Java Developer! Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 9:00am Mark Prichard, Senior Director of Product Management, CloudBees

This is an interactive, hands-on workshop focused on Platform as a Service (PaaS) and the impact on Java developers caused by cloud computing. How does development in the cloud affect your career? How can you leverage existing Java skills in the cloud? What about PaaS – is it an opportunity or just a lot of hype?

The Journeyman Programmer: Programming - More Than Coding