John Saddington on Blogging / DataVis with d3

This month our beginner session will be by Hunter Harris who has successfully made the career change from working for the Consulate General of Japan to now working as a Software Engineer - he'll share his experiences. Then, the two main presentations.

#1. John Saddington on Blogging

John Saddington, blogger, entrepreneur, and software developer, will be talking about blogging. Here's the summary in his words, "A candid chat and conversation about how blogging has helped me build not just a personal brand but businesses... and why every developer should consider blogging to make them even more competitive."

#2. Custom Data Visualization With D3

D3.js is a great way to marry data to the DOM. Everyone assumes that means creating charts and graphs, but don’t let yourself get boxed in. With a little bit of SVG sprinkled in, you can quickly and easily create all sorts of interesting data visualizations.

In this talk Micah will go over a few examples of using D3 to visualize data without resorting to boring old charts. To make things interesting, the data we will be plotting will be a real-time representation of how pleased the audience is with the talk itself. Could we get any more meta?

Micah is a consultant and partner in The Agile League, a web development and design agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves combining entrepreneurship with hacking, design and practical product management. He also built and runs Obsidian Portal, sort of a “basecamp for Dungeons and Dragons”.

When he’s not working on projects for The Agile League, Micah is practicing stunt kiting, skateboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, and co-hosting a weekly Dungeons and Dragons podcast, Haste.

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  • Eric D.

    Hunter Harris: Great story of a Polyglotism crossing over :)

    John Lee Saddington: John really hit on the mark more of us should be blogging... So we need to write an Eliza PR program Micah Wedemeyer:

    I love D3.js possibilities, Since I stumbled across this, I've always wanted to use in a project... My D3.js personal favorite is:

    What a great way to highlight how users use your site.. I think this information could greatly help management to decide where to focus work on a site

    This could also be used to see how many people click on a product -vs- purchasing it...

    D3.js the possibilities are endless..

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As I mentioned... looking to hire!


    1 · June 17, 2014

    • Michelle S.

      You have inspired me to actually use my domain name and start blogging. .

      2 · June 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member


      1 · June 18, 2014

  • L Carlos R.

    Hi all,
    Thoroughly enjoyed this meetup. Hunter’s and the D3 presentations were excellent but the one that blew my mind the most was John’s entrepreneurial pep talk. In the photo I’m the guy on the right in the first row and I though the talk was going to be boring but instead I found it to be dead on. And kind of funny that on Morning Joe, one of the subjects was the topic of social pseudo relationships and the bad effect Google, FB et all are having on people’s lives. I personally HATE FB and Linked-in as I think they are nothing but a collection of SPAM factories and the only one I barely use is Tweeter. If this guy gives another presentation like this one, I’ll be there in a minute except that he should call his presentation “Intro to the entrepreneurial process in the digital social age.
    Thank you all.

    second post

    June 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      wow, thanks for that!

      June 17, 2014

  • Michael G.

    2 clicks..:-) best quote

    June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member


      June 16, 2014

    • Michael G.

      Scales & data joins

      June 16, 2014

  • L Carlos R.

    looking forward to D3

    1 · June 11, 2014

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