Introduction to Kitware web technologies

The goal of the training is to get a somehow exhaustive overview of the different Kitware visualization-over-the-web technologies, especially local rendering, remote rendering, data management and geospatial data visualisation.
Participants will be able to setup, run and play with the different web solutions to get a concrete feel of the tools. 
While we won’t get in-depth on each presented technologies, the goal is to understand the difference between the Kitware web technologies.
No web development knowledge (Javascript, React, Vue, Apache…) is required. Being an existing user (or developer) of VTK or ParaView is a plus.


  1. Discover the existing tools developed by Kitware
  2. Understand pros and cons behind client-side and remote-side rendering
  3. Discover interactions between existing tools (e.g. ParaView to ParaViewGlance)
  4. Setup an environment to run Kitware web tools


  • No developer skill requested other than being able to run command-line executables
  • Being a user of VTK or ParaView is a plus (e.g. data type and basic filters)


  • Client-side visualization: VTK.JS, ITK.JS, ParaViewGlance…
  • Server-side visualization: ParaViewWeb, Visualizer, ParaViewLite, PyWebVue…
  • Data Management: Girder
  • Geospatial visualisation: GeoJS

This training course will be taught in English. Course notes are also in English.
Participants are asked to bring a laptop computer for this training session.
The instructor will communicate all the specifications required to each participants before the training session.

Lunch is included.

Kitware SAS is registered as a training center in France

Practical Information

Duration: 1 day
Next training Date: October 5, 2023
Time zone: Paris (CET / GMT+1h)
Schedule: 9am to 5pm
Location: Online
Price: 800€

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Meet the instructor

Julien Finet is a Technical Leader at Kitware Lyon.

At Kitware, Julien Finet has been an R&D engineer and a project manager on numerous projects related to Medical imaging (3D Slicer, ITK, DICOM…), Scientific Visualization (VTK, ParaView…), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and more recently over the Web (VTK.js, ParaViewWeb, React…).


At Kitware, Julien Finet has been involved in numerous projects for the Medical and Scientific Visualization departments(VTK, ITK, ParaView…). He notably was the technical lead for porting 3D Slicer to Qt. He has been a major developer on CTK and was leading the Bender project, a Slicer based application for repositioning voxelized anatomical models.