David Giard

David Giard

Technical Evangelist
MIcrosoft
Chicago, IL
@davidgiard

David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at www.DavidGiard.com. His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.

David's Sessions

  • Building Powerful Applications with Angular and TypeScript

    Angular 2 is a JavaScript framework that helps you build rich, interactive Single Page Applications.

    This presentation will cover the basics of Angular 2 and the advantages of TypeScript - a language that adds features to JavaScript, including strong typing. You will learn about data binding, event binding, routing, and observables.

    Demos are a large part of this presentation.

    Speaker: David Giard

  • Effective Data Visualization

    We spend much of our time collecting and analyzing data. That data is only useful if it can be displayed in a meaningful, understandable way.

    Yale professor Edward Tufte presented many ideas on how to effectively present data to an audience or end user.

    In this session, I will explain some of Tufte's most important guidelines about data visualization and how you can apply those guidelines to your own data. You will learn what to include, what to remove, and what to avoid in your charts, graphs, maps and other images that represent data.

    Speaker: David Giard