Bryan Van de Ven

Bio

Bryan studied undergraduate CS and Math at UT Austin, and graduate Physics at UCLA. Currently he leads the technical effort for work done on the Bokeh project at Continuum Analytics. Previously, he has worked on feature detection and classification systems for submarine platforms, automated tools for financial risk modeling, and workflow optimization for fluid mixing simulations. He has also taught Basic, Advanced, and Scientific Python courses to more than 1500 students in the last four years.

Interactive Data Visualization Applications for the Browser with Bokeh

/etc, Intermediate

Description 

Bokeh (http://bokeh.pydata.org/en/latest) provides a compelling open-source platform for creating interactive data visualization applications in the browser. This talk will demonstrate Bokeh's newest capabilities: the second generation Bokeh server, APIs for streaming data, new hooks for user-extensibility (e.g. to easily leverage JavaScript 3D plot libraries), new features for GIS, and more.

Abstract

With support from the DARPA XDATA Initiative, commercial engagements, and contributions from over 150 community members, the Bokeh visualization library (http://bokeh.pydata.org) has grown into a large, successful open source project with heavy interest and following on GitHub (https://github.com/bokeh/bokeh). The principal goals of Bokeh are to provide capability to developers and domain experts: easily create and share interactive, versatile, and powerful visualizations that extract insight from data sets that may be remote, large, or streaming. Bokeh provides a platform for anyone to create interactive data and visualization applications in the browser for themselves, their colleagues, or for a wider audience.

This talk will give a quick overview of recent developments, and demonstrate some of the newest capabilities of Bokeh including:


* Bokeh applications and the second generation Bokeh server (that is more performant, better documented, and much simpler to use and deploy)
* APIs for streaming data (both in the notebook and Bokeh applications)
* The ability to extend Bokeh with your own custom functionality (for example to create 3D plots or network graphs)
* Recent GIS features such as support for GeoJSON and tiled map data sources
* The new Datashader library that can be used together with Bokeh to visualize billions of data points.

Finally the talk will discuss near-term plans for the project, it's governance, and community development.

Bio: Bryan studied undergraduate CS and Math at UT Austin, and graduate Physics at UCLA. Currently he leads the technical effort for work done on the Bokeh project at Continuum Analytics. Previously, he has worked on feature detection and classification systems for submarine platforms, automated tools for financial risk modeling, and workflow optimization for fluid mixing simulations. He has also taught Basic, Advanced, and Scientific Python courses to more than 1500 students in the last four years.

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