5:30 pm: Dinner and networking with fellow CBIG members
6:00 pm: Presentation by Wayne Snyder, Distinguished Architect, Mariner
Topic: Information Visualization - What No One Ever Taught You About Charts, Graphs, and Tables!
Description: This session will provide you with some surprising and interesting insights into how dashboards should be designed. Called Information Visualization, there is a whole line of thinking which maps how the brain interprets what the eyes see. We will translate this into best (and worst) practices related to visualization in dashboard, scorecard, table, and report design. Both funny and informative, you will probably learn, as I did, that you have been designing your dashboards, scorecards and reports badly. We are going to take a visualization test, and learn how to convey information in a clearer, better way. You will be surprised. Join me - this session is going to be hoot!
Prizes: You could win a 2-day training class at New Horizons, plus several technical books. Must be present to win.
About CBIG: The Charlotte BI Group (http://www.charbigroup.com) is a technical user group focused on Business Intelligence topics. As a member, you will learn about development, configuration & administration of the Microsoft BI stack + related toolsets. From time to time we'll also cover other important BI skills like analysis, requirements, usability, and testing. Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun & social way. You'll be given lots of opportunities to get to know fellow BI, SQL Server, and Data Analyst professionals in the area.