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  • BIRT 'n' Beer @ JAX London

    So your app’s impressive, processing data from a myriad of disparate sources and you’re a happy developer.

    But your boss/user/client is calling for a report.  You’ve spent ages structuring and processing your data… but you end up with a sorry looking table, or maybe even a list that you’re embarrassed at the prospect of presenting.

    It’s an unnecessary pain we’ve all been through. 

    This evening will stop you ever having to go through that again.

    You may have heard of BIRT, from the Eclipse BIRT open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment for highly personalised and interactive applications that present data in compelling and visually-engaging ways via the web on any device.

    In this free training evening, we’ll share with you how to build dynamic, interactive and highly visual Rich Information Applications, along with some beer and pizza to help you digest everything that little bit better!

    Come along to BIRT 'n’ Beer at JAX London and leave with:

    • Complimentary training on how to get started with BIRT
    • An understanding of the dynamic capabilites of BIRT, HTML5, Flash and Interactive Viewer to deliver exciting, interactive content
    • 10 Raspberry Pi's to giveaway
    • Prize draw: 1 BIRT - A Field Guide the eclipse series
    • FREE software evaluation licenses 
    • Access to BIRT Exchange Marketplace apps



    17:45 - 18.00:              Welcome

    18:00 - 19:00               Solving Your Data Visualization Needs with Open Source

    19.00 - 19.30               Creating Jaw-Dropping Data Visualizations

    19:30 - 20:00               Beer & Pizza

    20:00 - 21:00               Accelerate with BIRT and Actuate iHub

    21.00 - 21.30               Questions


    Detailed Description:

    Solving Your Data Visualization Needs with Open Source

    You may have heard of BIRT, the Eclipse Foundation Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools open source project sponsored by Actuate, but are wondering what it is and how it might help you. This session introduces BIRT and looks at how you can leverage BIRT to quickly create data-driven reports, web pages, and compelling information visualizations using its visual drag-and-drop design environment. This session includes a demo and tour of the BIRT design environment and provides a great orientation to the BIRT project and technology and how it might benefit your applications.


    Creating Jaw-Dropping Data Visualizations

    Creating compelling visualisations is becoming more important to be able to stay ahead of competition. In this session you will learn 10 tips on how you can transform large data sets that can delivers Personalized Analytics and Insights to your Customers, Partners, and Employees. You will also take away techniques that will help uncover value from your data by Integrating analytics visualisation into the data workflow.


    Accelerate with BIRT and Actuate iHub

    While open source BIRT has been a huge success with developers and users alike, many users are clamouring for more: faster deployments, richer visualizations and flexibility to answer ad-hoc questions. Actuate has addressed these demands by extending BIRT with a range of capabilities including dynamic visualizations, interactive content delivery, data analytics and dashboarding. In this live, demo-oriented session, we dive into the technology and look at how BIRT can be used to meet user demands in your organization.



    Pierre Richer

    Pierre Richer is a Senior Sales Engineer at Actuate Corporation and has been with the company since September 2000. Pierre has developed an extensive knowledge of the BIRT product line through numerous proofs of concept and customized demos across North America and the world. He has also presented several times at various Actuate sponsored events and seminars. Prior to Actuate, Pierre was a sales engineer at a major database company. He is currently based in Paris.


    John Riglar

    John Riglar has over 20 years of experience in business intelligence, reporting and analytics. John joined Actuate in 1997 and has helped customers and partners in realising the benefits from BIRT technology. John is an experienced technical expert in presenting information in compelling ways which can be delivered to the business. His expertise is gained through working on many enterprise-wide deployments at Actuate and other leading technology firms. 


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