Swinburne Hacker Within - Week 3


SHW Week 3 website: Visualisation using D3js Data-Driven Documents (Javascript library)

What we worked on...

Samara put together a really great website for this session: http://evilangelpixie.github.io/d3js/. Incidentally this was created using GitHub, poole and Jekyll. We’ll show you how to do this next week. Samara started off by talking a little bit about the history of D3js and how D3 code is structured. Her tutorial also includes the basis of what you need to know to get started and where you’re likely to face hurdles. We then played with code for a D3js Bar Chart using CodePen; a browser based playground with which to experiment and helpfully separates the code into it’s three component elements, the HTML, the CSS and the JavaScript.


It was also really great to have Nathan Faggian participate from Microsoft. Nathan started out in academia (Computer Science) at Monash and has since worked at the Florey Neuroscience Institute and the Bureau of Meteorology. You can check out his career path on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter: @nfaggian.

As usual there was a lot of lively discussion about various things. Links to new tools and blogs have been added to the list of resources.