Data Visualization in Google Data Studio: Developer Edition Talk and Workshop

GDG Milton Keynes
Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

This combined talk and workshop will start at the beginners level on Data Visualization in Data Studio.

Starting from an introductory level, you will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and consider use cases while getting hands on experience in a practical workshop.

It begins with the Talk
Data Visualization in Data Studio: Developer Edition

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.

In this talk, Yulan Lin discusses Data Studio’s developer features: community visualizations and community connectors.

Community visualizations allow you to build custom JavaScript visualizations that integrate into your Data Studio dashboards, and community connectors allow you to connect basically any internet connected data source to your dashboard.

In the process, you’ll learn about Data Studio, Google Apps Script, and writing data visualizations with JavaScript.

We then move to the Workshop
Walkthrough of Data Studio Community Visualizations and Community Connectors

This workshop will be an opportunity to work through the self-paced codelabs for community visualizations and community connectors with Yulan nearby to answer questions and provide additional context.

This is a 2.5 hour training
6:00 pm: Registration and refreshments
6:15 pm: Data Visualization in Data Studio - Developer Edition
7:00 pm: Break
7:30 pm: Walkthrough of Data Studio Community Visualizations and Community Connectors
8:30 pm: Workshop close

At the end of this 2.5 hours training, you will be able to:
Understand why you should consider Data Visualization in Data Studio for yourself or your company.
Get hands-on practice with the Data Visualization in Data Studio platform covering fundamental tools and services.

Data Viz/Analysts/Beginner & Intermediate developers with JavaScript experience - intended for developers familiar with Google platforms/products.
You will come in with little or no prior Data Studio knowledge, and come out with practical experience that you can apply to your first Data Visualization in Data Studio project.
Individuals​ ​thinking about creative new ​solutions​ ​or​ ​to​ ​integrate existing​ ​systems, application environments,​​​ ​and​ ​infrastructure​ ​with the​ ​Data Studio ​Platform.

As an attendee, we recommend that you meet these prerequisites:
Assumes little prior knowledge in Data Visualization in Data Studio.
It is expected that you will have an information technology or computing background, and have some hands-on familiarity with computing systems and JavaScript.
Bring your personal (not work) laptop and charger.
We recommend having Chrome installed and you have a personal gmail account.

Your trainer
Yulan Lin 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.

Check out her Twitter @y3l2n