Session: Transforming Data into Pixels: Visualization with Canvas and CoffeeScript

Friday, 14:05 - 14:55
Track: Web

HTML5's canvas isn't just for games. You can use those pixels for serious business, from simple charts and graphs to dynamic, interactive data visualizations that perform well across all modern browsers (including those on iOS and Android devices).Thanks to CoffeeScript and a plethora of new libraries, the once-intimidating canvas is now easily tamed. I'll show, step-by-step, how you can build a robust data visualization system that fits your site's needs.


Some prior knowledge of CoffeeScript is recommended, to follow the code examples.


You'll learn to generate custom charts and graphs on your site using HTML5 canvas and the powerful new CoffeeScript programming language, with an eye toward tablets and phones as well as desktops.

Trevor Burnham

Trevor Burnham is a full-stack web developer with a passion for new technologies. He is the founder of DataBraid, a startup developing data analysis and visualization tools that support remote collaboration. When on Twitter, he goes by @TrevorBurnham and @CoffeeScript. When offline, he’s usually in Cambridge, MA.

Trevor Burnham