The breadth of data we have accessible to ourselves in the modern world is astounding. Data, however, is generally useless in its raw form. Although we clamor to get our hands on sweet, sweet datasets, the real money is in the analysis of that data–taking it from its raw, tabular form and compressing it to pictorial images that can convey a message visually to readers. That data can range from petabytes of data being analyzed on multi-server Hadoop architectures to your personal finances in a simple Excel spreadsheet.
Brian Greig is a web developer in Charlotte, NC who has spent the last 13 years working with various web technologies ranging from enterprise business intelligence and data visualization to web sites and applications for small business and non-profit websites. When not developing web solutions, Brian’s time is mostly spent participating in local community events with his wife and two sons.