The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

An Introduction to Data Visualization & Processing ( Programming Language)

Submitted by Uttam Grandhi (@uttamg911) on Monday, 23 April 2012

Section: Data Visualization Technical level: Beginner Session type: Tutorial

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To excite the audience into the world of Data Visualization through a gateway called Processing ( Programming Language ).


The talk is going to be split into two parts (of 15-20 mins each).

First part covers, Data & Visualization. Where I would try to answer ( with examples ) questions such as: Is Data just numbers? What is the Purpose of a Visualization? Does context play a role in choosing the type of visualization?

Second part covers, a basic introduction to a programming language called Processing. Where, the available methods, libraries and export options like Android, Web ( Applet/Processing.js), etc are explained. I would like to conclude my talk with an example/case study of a visualization that I have done using Processing.

Last 5 odd mins is retained for Q&A and discussion.


Enthusiasm and basic programming knowledge.

Speaker bio

Uttam Grandhi is an alumnus of BITS-Pilani and Vancouver Film School. He currently works full-time as an Artist for Artoo IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore ( At Artoo, he owns the web and android interfaces. His areas of interest include( but not limited to) Paper Engineering, Sculpture, Calligraphy, Stop Motion Animation and Digital Art.




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