Bloomberg Tech Talk // Data Visualization Tools & Technology for the Bloomberg Terminal

December 20, 2016

Data Visualization has been a hot topic for the past several years in the Data Science space and there are many tools and programming APIs available to create visualizations for different platforms. In this talk, we will give an overview of charts on the Bloomberg Terminal and how they are used by our clients to understand financial data, as well as what challenges we face developing interactive visualization for a wide variety of users and data sets. We will also delve into the technologies we use to create these visualizations, including a discussion of visualization grammar, rendering engines and drawing APIs.

Lyell Haynes is Team Lead of the Data Visualization Development group at Bloomberg. He and his team create the APIs and tools that allow other developers in the Engineering department to add charts and visualizations to their applications. His goal is to provide users with highly interactive data visualizations that can handle the vast array of financial data available through the Terminal. Before joining Bloomberg, Lyell received his B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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