North East Bytes - Microsoft Technology Usergroup in the North East of England

NEBytes November 2013 - Graphing The Backbone Rickshaw

Join North East Bytes for our eleventh event of 2013 where we are delighted to welcome local speaker, Richard Powell to give us the run down of graphing using D3, Backbone and Rickshaw!

Date: Wednesday 20th November 2013

Time: 18:30-21:00

Graphs With Backbone, Rickshaw and D3
Recently I had the pleasure of re-architecting Server Density's graphs using D3, Rickshaw and Backbone.js. In this technical talk I'm going to review: the backend API's, the data structure, the Backbone Architecture and why Rickshaw should be the go-to library for time-series graphs.

Most importantly though I'm going to talk about all these parts fit together to give the user graphs that provide real insight and make debugging a breeze. At the end of this session you will know everything you need to make your own highly interactive time-series graphs using backbone & Rickshaw.

Richard is a Front-End Developer from Newcastle with 6 years experience. Richard runs jQuery & Backbone workshops and builds complex UI's for @serverdensity. He also enjoys hacking around with RoR & Node.JS, which probably makes him quite hipster.

Richard is a fan of snowboarding, going to the gym, Formula 1 and Canada.  

The event will be hosted in Room 1.02 of Claremont Tower at Newcastle University. For a detailed campus map -

Eventbrite - NEBytes November 2013 - Graphing The Backbone Rickshaw

Free events for IT Pros in Newcastle on 25th November

On Monday 25th November, St James' Park in Newcastle is the venue for three free events for IT professionals covering a range of Microsoft technologies.

During the day, the MVP Cloud OS Relay and SQL Relay 2012R2 have great line-ups of MVPs and other experts in Windows Server, System Center, Hyper-V, Office 365, Azure, SQL and Business Intelligence.

In the evening, the Windows User Group takes over with an event covering Windows 8.1, deployment, MDOP and Office 2013.

The schedule for the Cloud OS event is at and free sign-up is at

The SQL Relay event has sold out, but if you're desperately interested in any of the sessions at you can register for the Cloud OS event and switch tracks throughout the day if there's capacity in the room.

Sign up for the evening event is at

Hopefully I'll see you there!