Welcome to the Western Wisconsin SQL Server User Group!!

The Western Wisconsin SQL Server user group is a community of professionals and students in the broad field of Microsoft SQL Server.  

We are an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server.  This is a world-wide SQL Server Users Group.  PASS holds a conference each year, and also organizes the global SQL Saturday conference concept.  

 

Next Meeting

Tuesday,

July

29

Bonus Meeting this Month!!

  • In-Person @ 2703 Craig Rd Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Join us as Microsoft technical evangelist David Giard talks to us about data visualization.

 

Featured Presentation:

Effective Data Visualization

David Giard, Senior Technical Evangelist Microsoft

We spend much of our time collecting and analyzing data. That data is only useful if it can be displayed in a meaningful, understandable way. Yale professor Edward Tufte presented many ideas on how to effectively present data to an audience or end user. In this session, I will explain some of Tufte's most important guidelines about data visualization and how you can apply those guidelines to your own data. You will learn what to include, what to remove, and what to avoid in your charts, graphs, maps and other images that represent data.

About David :
David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over two decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at www.DavidGiard.com. His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.