Open House: Data Visualization with D3.js Evening Course

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Visit us at Metis ( in San Francisco on Monday, April 4th at 6:30pm to see a Data Visualization with D3.js presentation by Zan Armstrong and Kai Chang, two Data Visualization professionals and Metis Instructors. (See their full bios below.)

This is an Open House for the upcoming 6-week Data Visualization with D3.js ( professional development course, which starts on Monday, April 27th and will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30pm through June 8th. Please RSVP if you would like to learn more about the course structure and outcomes, and to see Zan and Kai illustrate how they use D3 in their careers.

Food and drinks will be served.

6:30 - 7:00 Register, Mingle, Eat & Drink
7:00 - 7:30 Instructors Zan Armstrong & Kai Chang present
7:30 - 8:00 Chat with Instructors, attendees, Metis staff and enjoy more food & drink

Zan Armstrong
Metis Data Visualization with D3.js Instructor
Freelancer in building interactive data visualizations
@zanstrong (

Zan's interest in D3 grew out of her work at Google forecasting and analyzing revenue. This led to her collaborating with Google's data visualization research team to tackle a key analysis problem: Visualizing Statistical Mix Effects and Simpson's Paradox ( She published and presented the results at InfoVis 2014. Her favorite projects are those which reveal an unexpected answer or help people see something in a new way. One of these, Which is Bigger (, comparing the size of land masses around the world, was featured on the Flowing Data blog. Zan is also a former high school math teacher and has a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.

Kai Chang
Metis Data Visualization with D3.js Instructor
Design Technologist, Stamen Design
@syntagmatic (

Kai Chang is a design technologist at Stamen Design and co-organizer of the Bay Area D3.js User Group. He has applied visualization to data journalism topics, real-time analytics, gesture interface, digital humanities, and scientific databases. Kai has a B.A. in Astronomy-Physics and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He recently gave a talk on Visually Exploring Multidimensional Data at the first OpenVisConf, which you may watch here (

Connect with us before the event! @thisismetis (