On November 20, I’ll be presenting my talk Visualization Is for Everyone at the Grand Rapids Java Users Group. It’s definitely not a topic specific to Java, but it definitely applies to Java (and all) developers. It’s a fun talk, and I look forward to presenting it.
Join us at Aquinas College at 6pm for a fun set of presentations and discussion. Dan Mikita will also be presenting on newer Android development and testing features. Abstracts for our talks are included below.
Matt Fletcher – Visualization Is for Everyone
I could tell you that “visualization is important.” Duh. We all know that. Right? Maybe. But perhaps you’re like myself — you’re data driven, you have an engineering background, and you’re good at writing. Words are your tool of choice when it comes to describing an idea or problem.
It turns out that, even for us verbally-minded folk, the visual parts of our brain are still there, and they’re quite happy to contribute to understanding. As Dan Roam puts it, our visual and verbal minds are like the two wheels of a bicycle. Yeah, you could get by with a unicycle, but you won’t get nearly as far.
Join me as I talk about visualization techniques — which are much more than pretty pictures — and describe some specific tactics for helping all of us communicate better.
Dan Mikita – Android Design Features
Join me for a discussion on design features available within the 4.0+ Android platform, as well as a discussion of testing solutions available for the Android platform.
Visit the GRJUG Meetup page for more details. See you there!