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December 2013 D3.js Talks

Special thanks to our sponsors PlaceIQ and Pivotal Labs for help with the December 2013 meetup!

Three amazing D3.js Talks: 

Talk 1:
Title: Visualizing NP-Complete Problems with D3

Description: Theoretical computer science problems usually stay within its own realm, partly because of their seemingly abstract and complex nature. NP-Food, with the help of D3, demonstrates one of these problems in an interactive and visual manner.

Bio: Polina Viro is a student at Columbia University and an engineer at Always on the lookout for fun projects.

Talk 2:
Title: Bringing the power of D3 to your IDE

Description: I'm working with Ufora to add the power of D3 to their browser based IDE. I'll talk about some of the power and pitfalls in this approach - and show off some dynamic graphs.

Bio: Dr Jonathan Roberts: I used to be an NYU Astroparticle physics researcher, and I'm now a freelance Data Scientist around town - working with large and small companies on their data analysis and visualization problems.

Talk 3: 
Title: Presenting gender diversity data in an adaptively scaled view

Description: The purpose of the Gender Map project is to present a view of almost 14k companies around the world in terms of the gender makeup of their Boards of Directors. I'll briefly demo the app, and talk about some challenges and some solutions.

Bio: Paul Dechov is an engineer at Two-N, a small firm in NYC that enjoys ambitious data visualization challenges.


6:45pm - Door opens + socializing 
7:00pm - Announcements + Welcome 
7:05pm - Talk #1
7:20pm - Talk #2
7:35pm - Talk #3
7:45pm - Q & A from crowd from/to crowd + Thanks

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