April 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Kevin Branigan, our WebGL expert, will kickoff this meetup with a story of how he created Toronto's first TTC trip planner, MyTTC.ca, and other visualizations of Toronto's transit activity.
Pro-Talk [30 min]: Kevin shares his experience of wrangling TTC data, a task equivalent to herding cats . He has a vision for a better quality of publicly available transit information, from the launch of MyTTC.ca in 2008 to his current project of mapping the PATH. You'll love his story.
Live Coding Tutorial [90 min]: As a group, we will modify Kevin's sample WebGL project to:
1. Create a "hello world" WebGL page using simple shapes
2. Manipulate a larger dataset of Toronto map data
1. Laptop with a modern web browser - you might consider Chrome
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This session is intended for people who are eager to learn a complex visualization tool (WebGL) form someone who understands the challenges and is ready to share what he's learned.
ABOUT THE DATASET
A git project and dataset will be provided at the meetup.