May 2013 Austin JavaScript Details Announced

We’re back from SXSW and TXJS and ready to get back into action! This month we’ll have local JavaScripter, Mark DiMarco talk about D3.js and Data Visualizations.

Mark DiMarco is a Senior UI Engineer at Bazaarvoice in Austin. He spends time building out data visualizations with D3 and integrating them into common front-end architectures. He also recently released DataMaps, an easy to use library for data integration with maps.

Topic

Mark will give an intro to D3.js and data visualizations as well as some real world use cases for using these tools. Using an interactive programming style, he will navigate the ins and outs of simplifying data, manipulating it, and displaying it in a way that the end user can understand. He’ll compare D3 to some other popular charting libraries and note the reasons when you’d pick one style of data visualizations over another.

Of course we will followup all of this up with our wildly crowd-pleasing roundtable of JavaScript-related questions.  This is an open forum to present topics of discussion in a rapid-fire manner or simply heckle @slexaxton or this months fill-in host @tswicegood!

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at The Gingerman, where they have over 70 beers on tap.

Any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Alex (@SlexAxton).  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @AustinJS.