Jupyter DeclarativeWidgets make data exploration easy!

Over the past year, we have built many demonstrations using declarativewidgets to create dashboards and good-enough applications in the Jupyter Notebook. We’ve discovered several patterns that are in great need of simplification. One of these patterns is data exploration. By data exploration, I mean the ability for the user to query and visualize a data set. In declarativewidgets, we make it simple to bind visual elements to […]

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GraphQL

GraphQL GraphQL is a data query language and runtime that allows client applications to specify exactly the data they need. Slides: GraphQL Overview by Jonathan Kaufman Hassle free slidedeck hosting. Designed from the ground up for technical presentations and the need of our community! motivation Before we really understand what that means, let’s imagine we’re building a large scale application […]

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Visualizing Big Data with Spark and Scala

While exploring data analytics with Apache Spark, the team came to the realization that there are many Python examples, but resources for Scala are somewhat lacking. In particular, there are few data visualization examples in Scala. Python’s predominant visualization module is Matplotlib, but we struggled to find a Scala library that offered the same breadth of functionality and granularity of control. Brunel In our […]

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Cognitive Social Command Centre

TLDR The Emerging Technology team used Bluemix based runtimes, services and APIs to produce a Cognitive Social Command Centre (CSCC) that allowed Wimbledon’s editorial team to understand what was being said about Wimbledon and the other sport events happening over the Summer of 2016, enabling them to engage with tennis and general sports fans.   The 2016 Challenge Last year […]

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IBM Emerging Technologies UK WINS TechConnect 2016

This year IBM Emerging Technologies UK submitted 10 out of 86 entries for TechConnect. TechConnect is a Europe wide internal IBM annual competition for individuals showcasing their work to senior technical leaders and decision makers. This years winning entry, “Showcasing our academic research”, was one of the entries from the UK Emerging Technology Team. It is a web application which visualises a large data […]

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Load Your Data Into a Jupyter Notebook

You’ve heard all the flashy statistics about big data, like how every day more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created and that more data has been created in the last two years alone than every previous year combined (IBM). Here’s another one to add to the list: 99.5% of newly created data is never analyzed (MIT). Only half a […]

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