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.