Data Visualization Tooling - Talk + Workshop

GDG London
Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 6:30 PM (BST)

About this event

*** Venue Change - make note of the new venue (which is now Google for Startups Campus). We will be at the Innovation Space on Level 1 ***

Join us for a talk on Data Studio Community Visualizations Tooling by Yulan Lin, Developer Advocate, Google & Morgan Aw, Software Engineer, Google. This will be followed by a workshop, so make sure you bring your laptop. Talk, Workshop & Speaker Details below.

In order for you to make the most of your attendance to the event, please follow the instructions on this pre-workshop document >>

There will be no time for installation on the day, so please make sure you devote time to doing the preps before attending the event.

6:00 - 6:45pm Networking, Food, Drinks
6:45 - 7:15pm Talk by Yulan Lin, dev Advocate & Morgan Aw, Software Engineer, both from the Google Data Studio Team
7:15 - 9:00pm Workshop Proper
9:00 - 9:30pm More Networking, Food, Drinks

I “did a devrel”: the story of Data Studio Community Visualizations Tooling

Audience: Beginner/Intermediate developers - intended more generally for developers familiar with JavaScript

Data Studio is Google’s serverless business intelligence and data visualization platform. As an easy and free-to-use reporting solution, Data Studio helps businesses and individuals to understand their data, derive key insights, effectively communicate measurements, and make better informed decisions.

Walkthrough of Data Studio Community Visualizations and Community Connectors

Yulan & Morgan will give a quick overview of the tools/technologies/concepts, and then be available to answer questions as participants work through the codelabs on their own.

Audience: Developers with Google accounts and JavaScript experience (participants should bring their own laptops).

Data Studio is Google’s serverless business intelligence and data visualization platform. Community connectors allow you to connect data from different APIs to Data Studio Dashboards, and community visualizations provide a way to write custom data visualizations for Data Studio. This workshop will be an opportunity to work through the self-paced codelabs for community visualizations and community connectors


Yulan is a Developer Advocate for Google’s Data Studio. She first fell in love with code because of SQL GROUP BY statements and RNA-sequencing, and her experience spans bioinformatics, nonprofits, and NLP. When not computerating, she can be found studying for her Masters’ in Computer Science, hosting dinner parties, and playing the piano.

She can be found on >>

Morgan is a software engineer at Google, enabling community visualizations within Data Studio. He initially studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Merced, but ended up with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to Google, Morgan worked for BloomSky, a weather startup, where he developed a weather map visualizing data from a crowdsourced network of personal weather stations. Outside of work, Morgan enjoys latte art, woodworking, and fitness.