April event – data visualisation in javascript

We’re running a data visualisation workshop, on April 14th!

We’ll start with a quick introduction to d3.js which is a javascript library designed for graphics and visualization. We’ll take a look at some examples of cool visualizations and then move onto building our own.

For beginners there is a codeacadamy class here: http://www.codecademy.com/courses/web-beginner-en-kcP9b/0/1

If you are familiar with programming, but new to d3 you might prefer to start with http://christopheviau.com/d3_tutorial/ or http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1230000000345/index.html

If anyone has some data they would like visualized (either for work or a personal project) please bring it along and we can work together on it. If the data is sensitive/private that’s ok. Just bring a description of the data rather than the actual data and we will still be able to discuss ways to visualize it. For example if I had some payrole data that I can’t share I could describe it by saying that there are 50 rows of data and each one has a name, a salary and a job title. If nobody has any data we can work on some open data, but it will be more interesting to work on a real problem.

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