dcjq[21] Diving into D3 for charts, maps, and web pages

Join Tom MacWright, engineer at MapBox, as he explains and discusses d3, a flexible, powerful library for data-driven documents. He'll go over the differences between d3 and jQuery, how they get along, and where they overlap, as well as share experiences using d3 for maps and data analysis.


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  • B K.

    Best dcjq I've ever been to - this was a great intro/survey to D3. Thanks for an awesome presentation, Tom. One cool thing I saw that wasn't mentioned yet was this: http://macwright.org/mistakes/­ .

    February 22, 2013

  • Theo

    The presentation was done so quickly, with little to no explanation, and no clear focus that I was getting a headache watching the slides scroll quickly from one to the next. I am not an absolute beginner with D3 but I wanted to learn more about some of the more intermediate language constructs. I didn't ask because I felt that everyone else was on a level so far above me that my questions would have seemed ... elementary. The only thing I learned from this presentation was the URL to a few good tools - such as livecoding.io, http://tributary.io/­, and jsperf. I'm glad I only spent $5 in parking. The presentation ended at 8pm but the room was available until 9pm. He had so much more time to slow down and explain code.

    February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the feedback - it's tricky to tailor this kind of talk for multiple levels of experience, but you're right that I should have taken this a lot slower.

      February 22, 2013

    • Russell H.

      Sure most of it was above my head as well but it was awesome just to see him build a visualization from scratch.

      February 22, 2013

  • Eric M.

    I missed the meetup, are the slides and any sites / tools discussed available anywere as I am very interested in this.

    February 22, 2013

  • Christian R.

    Good talk by Tom! I'll be trying out some D3 and checking out the references he mentioned.

    February 22, 2013

  • Wayan W.

    A bit on the fast pace as far as the presentation is concerned but the content is awesome.

    February 22, 2013

  • Russell H.

    One of the best meetups in a long time.

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • Robert P.

    Great examples and additional resources.

    February 21, 2013

  • Marcia U.

    Thank you Tom for the thoughtful presentation

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom and d3 were awesome as well as snacks. D3 was awesomest

    February 21, 2013

  • Nevin H.

    The other jQuery meeting was more up my alley this time.

    February 21, 2013

  • Raymond S.

    I use jquery a lot. I'm a .NET dev who spends a lot of time on the back end, but have to work on the front end a lot, so i'm excited to see what other people are doing with jquery.

    February 18, 2013

  • Asa B.

    We've got a bigger room now :)

    February 12, 2013

  • Russell H.

    Looking forward to this!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have experience with Protovis, the predecessor to D3. I'd love to check this out.

    February 9, 2013

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