Past Meetup

DDV - R Language Data Visualization and Designing Beautiful Maps with D3.js

This Meetup is past

19 people went

Applied Information Sciences

2681 Commons Blvd · Beavercreek

How to find us

Behind the Mall at Fairfield Commons, in the Acropolis office center

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Welcome to the Dayton Data Visualization group! We’re looking for speakers and sponsors, so please email me at [masked] if you or your company is interested in either. This will be a lunchtime meetup in Beavercreek at Applied Information Sciences.

- 11:00am: Pizza, Sponsors, and Announcements

- 11:30am: Sean McCarty - R Language Data Visualization and Data Products (20 min presentation + questions) Why is RStudio a powerful tool for generating data visualization and data products? During this presentation Sean McCarty will summarize the lessons he learned completing the coursework for the JHU Data Science Coursera specialization. He has eighteen years of professional engineering experience that spans software development,Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), LADAR & communication systems. His educational background includes a B.S.E.E. from Texas A&M University and a M.S.E.E. from the University of South Florida.

- 12:00pm: Michael Bowman - Designing Beautiful Maps with D3.js (20 min presentation + questions) D3.js is a popular JavaScript library for generating interactive data visualizations and infographics utilizing SVG, HTML, and CSS. Michael will cover the geovisualization capabilities of D3.js and tips for creating awesome maps with it. Michael is a Principal Software Engineer for Applied Information Sciences and has been developing web-based visualization tools for DOD customers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for the last seven years.

- 12:30pm: End

The Dayton Data Visualization group will meet quarterly unless I get enough volunteers to make it happen more frequently. Please volunteer to share a topic with the group! What makes a good presentation topic for DDV? Here are some ideas:

- Case Studies - Show us how you made a cool visualization or infographic

- Development Tips - Show us how to use a cool new tool or framework

- Benchmarks - Comparisons between tools or frameworks

- Data Mining - Show us how you mine/retrieve data to use in your visualizations

- Optimization - Show us how you optimize your visualizations for performance on the web and mobile devices

Presentations are only twenty minutes long. This is to lower the barrier of entry for new speakers and to make the talks less of a time commitment from the speakers (and audience). Keep them short, sweet, and specific.

Thanks and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on the 13th!

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