The Graphical Web Conference 2012

Registration for the The Graphical Web Conference (formerly known as SVGopen) in Zürich Switzerland, Sept. 11-14, is now open and speakers as well as abstracts of the planned talks have now been published.

Why is this of importance to the statistical community? Well, the technologies discussed at this conference are the foundation of all current and future data visualisations on the web. Topics range from Thematic Mapping via Math Education to the Visualization of Soccer Statistics.

The Graphical Web is a conference for discussing what is aesthetically possible on the web.

Under this umbrella you’ll meet like minded web developers, may get in contact with browser vendors and will see what the latest tools of the trade from companies big (Adobe, Google, Microsoft) and small will offer.

Finally the conference closes with a day of workhops, of which the Introduction to d3.js, the swiss army knife of all things data visualisation may be especially important. Similarly the Raphaël library and Interactive Charts with Highcharts will be a good opportunity to directly learn from the inventors of these products.

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Making interactive graphics on the web to better understand data. Use open standards (Scalable Vector Graphics, SVG) for a better web. Helped by a degree in geography and a background in official statistics.

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