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Join us for another CDVG workshop where we will learn about D3 (http://d3js.org/). This javascript library has become one of the essential tools for high quality, interactive visualizations on the web. Andy Kirk, of visualizingdata (http://www.visualisingdata.com/) hailed it, and its rapidly expanding community, as one of the 2011 & 2012's ten most significant developments in visualization (http://www.visualisingdata.com/index.php/2012/07/10-significant-visualisation-developments-january-to-june-2012/). Take a look at the impressive inventory of examples (https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery) maintained by d3's creator, Mike Bostock.

This workshop will be led by Aaron Wolf (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=38968149&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=cUbm&locale=en_US&srchid=5115d291-51c8-4b2f-8e21-e2ccfd4bf77e-0&srchindex=1&srchtotal=57&goback=%2Efps_PBCK_*1_Aaron_Wolf_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*1_us%3A0_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link), partner at Datascope Analytics (http://www.datascopeanalytics.com).

More details about this workshop, and about Aaron, will be made available soon.

Prerequisites

A basic knowledge of Javascript is required. There are online tutorials available that are sufficient preparation. Code Academy (http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/javascript) and w3Schools (http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp) offer two options. Please bring your laptop with a browser that supports SVG (any version equal to, or greater than, these browser releases: Firefox 15, Chrome 22, Safari 5.1, Opera 12, IE 9). When & Where

The D3 workshop will be taught in the IMSA classroom at 1871 (http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Data-Visualization-Group/events/89508672/www.1871.com) from 6 - 9 pm on three consecutive Mondays: November 26, December 3, and December 10. Please bring $5 if you want pizza that evening. Drinks are available for purchase at 1871.

RSVP'ing

This workshop will be conducted over three nights and you need to register for each session on Meetup. I've included links to each meeting below.

November 26 (http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Data-Visualization-Group/events/89530452/) December 3 (http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Data-Visualization-Group/events/89530802/) December 10 (http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Data-Visualization-Group/events/89531032/) Once again, the classroom is limited to 30 people. These workshops are filling up quickly so I suggest you sign up early. Please also consider your fellow members and update your RSVP if you cannot attend the workshop.