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July: D3 Bootcamp with Naim Falandino

With the maturation of new web standards and speedy browsers the time to build interactive information visualizations has arrived. The tool for the job? Data-Driven Documents (AKA D3).

Users are coming to expect significantly improved experiences at the same time as the information your application needs to present is only increasing in volume and variety. Interactive visualizations are an effective and often delightful way for users to explore, understand, and solve the sorts of data-intensive problems of workflows today.

In this presentation we will cover everything devs of all stripes will need to get off to a running start building interactive visualizations in a practical ways. We'll start with some foundational knowledge of Scalable Vector Graphics, move on with how to join your data to the document, and then illustrate various way you can use the D3 framework to display and interact with that data, and we'll be doing it all with a set of quick, bite-sized examples that you'll be able to fork and play with and use immediately in your own projects.


About the speaker
Naim is the Chief Data Scientist at DeepField, where he designs and develops the DeepField big data analytics platform and leads UX design and engineering. Prior to DeepField he was a data scientist and research engineer at Ford Motor Company's Systems Analytics research group. Naim has ten years of experience building large-scale distributed systems and designing engaging user experiences for those systems. He holds a M.S. in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Computer Science from Michigan State University.





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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much Naim! I thought the talk was very helpful, and cleared up some cloudy areas for me!


    1 · July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to leave at 7:30 - had a concert to get to. Hit just about every detour possible coming in, as well. But I enjoyed the talk and got motivated to give D3 some serious attention.

    July 9, 2013

  • Naim F.

    Hi all! Thanks for coming out. As promised here is the link to the examples and I've uploaded the slides somewhere everyone should be able to download them. Please let me know if you have troubles accessing them.

    Also thanks for sticking it out! The initial learning curve on D3 can be a bit brutal, but hopefully some lightbulbs went off tonight for you. Or, maybe you'll come back to these examples in the future and play with them some more and it'll click into place all at once like it did for me.

    One piece of good feedback that I got was that I should have taken a few minutes up front to show a bit more of what D3 can do once you master it. That would have been good. To make amends I'll post a few links here that will hopefully aid you in your quest to master D3. - Tons of examples - Great docs - Thinking with joins

    Thanks again! Cheers!

    2 · July 8, 2013

  • kristi s.

    sorry I have to miss tonight :{

    July 8, 2013

  • Richard Alexander G.

    Sorry. Have conflict

    July 8, 2013

  • Mike W.

    Just a reminder that Fourth street is closed. You can still access the Fourth and Washington parking structure from the west via main st.

    Also there is a parking structure on Fifth and Liberty.

    Parking on the street is free after 6pm

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh heck, it's just down the block from the Michigan Theater! Perfect preshow for nerd music ;)

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Greg F.

    Prior plans for this one, but signing up to catch future events.

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, different event in Ann Arbor that night (David Byrne/St Vincent)

    July 5, 2013

  • Chris R.

    See you there

    June 25, 2013

  • SEM.js

    Location: SRT Solutions

    June 11, 2013

  • Douglas D.

    Hoping this has a bit of a hands-on portion

    1 · May 16, 2013

    • Naim F.

      It will. I'm working up a set of examples/templates published via Gist that can be loaded into jsFiddle for live experimentation. D3 is the sort of thing that is too abstract to just be lectured about; it only really clicks once you start to use it.

      2 · May 16, 2013

    • Douglas D.

      Awesome. Looking forward to it!

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been wanting to corner Naim to pick his brain about D3 for ages! This is my big chance! :-)

    1 · May 1, 2013

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