Bonobo, Airflow and Grafana to visualize your business

Build a simple business intelligence dashboard using python and open-source tools.

Tags: Business & Start-Ups, Data Science, Visualisation, Web

Scheduled on thursday 10:30 in room lecture


Romain Dorgueil (@rdorgueil)

Developer, sysadmin, technical team builder, founder, advisor.

Creator of Bonobo ETL and a bunch of other python libraries.

Sometimes, I play go and make music, but not at the same time.


Zero-to-one hands-on introduction to building a business dashboard using Bonobo ETL, Airflow, and a bit of Grafana (because graphs are cool). Although the opposite is better, there is no need of prior knowledge about any of those tools.

After a short introduction about the tools, we'll go through the following topics, using the real data of a small SaaS software:

  • Plan (What data do we need to see?)
  • Implement (How do we quickly get those graphs up?)
  • Monitor (Are you sure your data's still there?)
  • Iterate (How do we move on from there?)

One can expect to be able to build a similar system at the end of the talk in a few days (of course, the implementation is only a small part of this process, data is what really matters).

«Metrics you watch tend to improve over time»