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Ember and D3: Building a simple dashboard

This talk will explore using Ember to manage a simple dashboard built in D3.

Interactive data visualizations can be tricky. Adding a new coordinated view or some filter controls can be time-consuming, even if you've thought ahead. What other Javascript technologies can we use to make our datavis development simpler and more flexible?

One possible answer is Ember. 

Ember.jis a Javascript MVC framework with a growing community. It comes with a powerful data bindings system which lets you coordinate your views and models with ease. The system is designed specifically for scalability, enabling you to develop without needing to focus on keeping everything in sync.

Sounds like a great candidate for helping us build flexible, coordinated D3 visualizations! Join me as we learn the very basics of Ember by building a simple dashboard that leverages our existing D3 code.


Sam Selikoff is an academic-turned-programmer who currently works at a financial software company. He gets to do a bit of D3 there, but mostly does it at home for fun.
Feel free to reach out with any interesting work!

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  • Kent J.

    Great presentation of a fairly complex topic.

    September 26, 2013

  • Tim R.

    This was an awesome presentation -- very clear and useful. I am planning to use these tools.

    September 26, 2013

  • Stephen C.

    Sam, that was a very informative and well done presentation. Thanks!

    September 26, 2013

  • Ariel

    Thanks Sam, that was a great presentation!

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, thanks for having me last night! I enjoyed getting a chance to speak with you.

    Here's a blog post with the materials from my presentation:

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • Harry V.

    Hey, thanks for bumping up the max attendance!

    September 20, 2013

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