Heather Shapiro

Heather Shapiro

Technical Evangelist

Heather Shapiro is a Technical Evangelist in Microsoft's Developer Experience group, where she educates developers on Microsoft's new technologies. In this role, Heather works closely with students and developer communities across the North East to understand the newest technologies and architectures. Prior to becoming a Technical Evangelist, Heather completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University and graduated in the Class of 2015. She received Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Statistical Science, and completed an Honors Thesis about employing Bayesian Approaches to Understanding Music Popularity. Heather blogs at http://microheather.com and tweets at http://twitter.com/microheather.

Heather's Sessions

  • An End to Boring Data with Visualizations

    Put the days of trying to decipher meaning from boring spreadsheets behind you. Visualize data to give greater and immediate meaning to all those numbers with Python. We will explore the variety of options available for data visualization in Python using different libraries and understand which ones excel for what type of task. Create maps, statistical graphs and more detailed or interactive visualizations that can also be used on the web, ideal to take that blog post to a whole new level.

    We will tackle boring data by looking at python libraries available for mapping such as basemap and folium, statistical graphs from libraries such as matplotlib and seaborn, as well as libraries such as Bokeh and Plotly that can be used for making interactive graphs.

    Speaker: Heather Shapiro

    Level: Beginner

    Tracks: Data Everywhere 

    Topics: Cross-Platform  Database/SQL  User Experience