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Join us for Designing the Next Gen Data-Driven Visualization Apps, DC Metro BIRT Developers’ Meetup on Tuesday July 29! We will explore emerging best practices for creating compelling, high-scale data-driven applications, how data is becoming a differentiator in customer-facing apps, and some of the ways developers can tap the power of big and small data. You will also hear from one of our BIRT experts in building data driven apps with Actuate's new freemium BIRT iHub F-Type enterprise-grade server.

***** EXCITING GIVEAWAY*****
Every attendee will receive their own FREE copy of the Actuate F-Type BIRT server, and will be able get started immediately distributing BIRT reports and visualizations with new levels of interactivity, automation, and embeddability – nice!

This event is free, and is open to anyone interested in Open Source Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Data Visualizations, and related topics.

In addition to great networking, we will have two interactive presentations:
• 5 Best Practices for Designing Data-Driven Apps - This session will detail how data-driven apps have become major drivers for the worldwide software market as well as the best customer experiences. Highlighting proven best practices, approaches, and examples, you’ll also hear about the emerging “small data" design movement which helps to drive focus and user adoption.
Speaker: Allen Bonde, former industry analyst and Offerpop CMO, and currently a Forbes contributor and editor of the top-rated Small Data Group blog. Allen recently joined Actuate as VP of Product Marketing & Innovation

• Creating Data-Driven Apps with the FREE BIRT iHub F-Type! - BIRT is a powerful framework for adding data visualizations and reporting capability to your application. This presentation will demonstrate several different ways to integrate BIRT into your application with Actuate’s most recent offering, the BIRT iHub F-Type. BIRT iHub F-Type is a new free report server for BIRT developers creating smaller-scale department level data-driven apps, as well as larger enterprises looking for a way to test drive Actuate’s deployment platform for business critical customer facing apps.
Speaker: Virgil Dodson, Director, BIRT Evangelists. Virgil is a Developer Evangelist at Actuate (sponsor of the open source Eclipse BIRT project) and directs a team of developers assisting BIRT users on the BIRT Developer Center community site. Virgil and his team participate in developer conferences around the world and have been exploring how BIRT fits with Location technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Agenda:
• 6-6:30pm: Register, meet & greet (hot pizza, cold drinks/beer and cookies will be ready and waiting)

• 6:30-7:10pm: Presentation - 5 Best Practices for Designing Data-Driven App

• 7:10-7:20pm: Break/networking

• 7:20-8pm: Presentation - Creating Data-Driven Apps with the FREE BIRT iHub F-Type!

• 8-9pm: Q&A "Office hour" – bring your questions for BIRT Experts

Location: 2101 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Google Map: http://goo.gl/PdzKCd
The venue is metro accessible, with the nearest stops being Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange lines) and Farragut North (Red line)
For those driving, there is street parking around the venue, as well as plenty of parking garages nearby - http://www.parkme.com/map?s=2101+L+Street+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20037

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
29 Jul 2014
Location:
Washington, DC