Journocoders workshop: Highcharting the election

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The News Building

1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF · London

How to find us

Give your name at reception to be let in. We'll be on the 14th floor.

Location image of event venue


The election has pushed this month's meetup back a bit, but should at least provide a wealth of interesting data. We'll being using a popular JavaScript library called Highcharts ( to quickly turn these data sets into web-based charts.

We'll be following this tutorial (, a beginner's guide to Highcharts using election data (results and polls). If you have any cool data sets we could chart, please get in touch!

In terms of previous knowledge, only basic JavaScript knowledge is needed, though we highly recommend reading up on JavaScript objects ( beforehand.

Important information:

• Collaborative hackpad is here
• Please make sure your full name is on for our guest list.
• There will be no food so make sure to grab a bite to eat beforehand.
• Make sure to bring a laptop.

Agenda: The session will run from 7.30pm to 9pm.

7.30: Show and Tell
7.45: Work through tutorial
8.45: Debrief
9.00: The pub!

Venue: We're back in The News Building again, but on floor 14 this time. Give your name at reception and they'll let you up.