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June 2014 D3.js Talks

Special thanks to our sponsors Pivotal Labs for help with the June 2014 meetup!

Two amazing D3.js Talks: 

Talk 1:

Title: The OneD Scorecard: Comparing cities with D3.js

Description: There are many disparate data indicators available that can help us compare the largest U.S. cities in broad areas such as environment and education. However, there are few web tools that help people make informed comparisons between these cities. The OneD Scorecard, a collaboration between Data Driven Detroit and NiJeL, allows visitors to compare the 54 largest U.S. cities across broad "priority areas," as well as view specific indicators for any city of interest.

Bio: JD Godchaux is the co-founder and Executive Director of NiJeL, a position he has held since 2007. He has over 10 years experience in both directing and contributing to data visualization projects. An expert in open source GIS, visualization, and data management tools, JD has worked with a wide range of organizations to build and execute data visualization strategies. With the team at NiJeL, he has specialized in building web visualization tools for organizations to show who they serve, advocate for their causes, and visualize program impacts. JD holds a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences from Trinity University and a Master in Public Administration from Arizona State University.

While NiJeL is interested in meeting folks with D3.js experience, we're also interested in meeting people who have experience working with PHP or Python-based MVC frameworks (Yii, Django) and and have done front-end development in these frameworks.

Talk 2:

Title: elm-d3: Front-end Development without Frameworks

Description: D3's value goes far beyond visualization and DOM manipulation. Combined with a functional-reactive programming language such as the Elm, it serves as the basis for a system of declarative, compassable views that eliminates the need for front-end development frameworks. elm-d3 is a library that that provides Elm bindings to D3, making such a system a reality.

Bio: Spiros Eliopoulos is a research engineer at Cornell University, serving as Lead Engineer on the Frenetic controller platform for Software-Defined Networks. Previously, he was the founding CEO of Tracelytics, a SaaS-based Application Performance Management company built on top of the X-Trace distributed tracing framework. He resides in Brooklyn, via Rhode Island. Twitter/GitHub: @seliopou.

6:45pm - Door opens + socializing
7:00pm - Announcements + Welcome
7:05pm - Talk #1
7:20pm - Talk #2
7:40pm - Final Thoughts + Thanks

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