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Feburary Meetup - Big Data in WebGL

"Software Junkie" Theo Armour will present his Janga project, visualizing big data in WebGL.


Everybody knows the big thing is Big Data

And the Holy Grail of Big Data is huge amounts of data that arrive in real-time - visible and comprehendible by large numbers of users all at once.

Let us call this: massively multiplayer online real-time data visualization or MMORDV. An MMORDV has to be like an MMORPG: 3D, animated, interactive and shareable. Unlike an MMORPG, an MMORDV should operate without server farms, be accessible to all levels of coders and be free of DRM.

Actually, when you think about it, all of this is a piece of cake.

Here is the real issue: Can Edward Tufte be defeated? Is it possible for a human brain that is permeated with decades of static, 2D, paper-like diagrams to be so transformed that it can absorb, nay, thirst for bi-ocular, Kinect-ed wiggly-worlds of numerical representations!?!

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  • Theo

    Hi Everybody

    At last: Here is the first portion of the code I presented on February 9.

    The blog post is here: The actual demo is here ? only works on Google Chrome browser for today : The source code is here: Enjoy!


    February 29, 2012

  • Kenneth R.

    Gregg's tutorials start at and continue on from there. They're also linked from the User Contributions section of the WebGL wiki: .

    February 14, 2012

  • Theo

    Excellent Presentations!

    Disclaimer: I gave one of them. ;-)

    February 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome group of people and Theo had a great demo.

    February 10, 2012

  • Damon H

    Great presentations and nice demos.

    February 10, 2012

  • Tony P.

    Great content, great discussion. Keep em coming.

    February 10, 2012

  • Tony P.

    Hi all,

    Great meetup last night! Many thanks to our presenters, Theo, Neil, Ken and Gregg, and a huge shoutout to Jeska from Coffee and Power for hosting! See you all at the next one.

    February 10, 2012

  • Jerome D.

    Wish I could go to this meetup. Alas, I'm in London so it would be tricky to get to Market Street! Any WebGL people this side of the pond want to meetup?

    February 9, 2012

  • Tony P.

    Hi all - Coffee and Power has agreed to host our meetup again! Thanks Phil and Jeska!

    January 27, 2012

  • Tony P.

    Just sent a blast out - anybody got ideas for a venue?

    January 27, 2012

  • Tony P.

    Hi all,

    We've nailed down a date - Feb 9th, and a presenter - Theo Armour. Working on a venue now. Stay tuned for more details!

    January 10, 2012

  • Tony P.

    Hey there, just doing a pulse check. Does anybody have ideas for topics/presenters for a January meetup? I want to plan ahead.

    November 29, 2011

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