It’s time for another Portland Data Visualization Meetup! We’ll have three to four main presentations and networking time. The last one was in February, and we’re overdue for the next one!
We usually have some conversation and networking, so feel free to bring business cards and/or let people know if you’re hiring. We won’t have a food or drink sponsor for this meeting, so feel free to bring your own snacks and things to eat! (if you’d like to sponsor, see the section at the end of this post).
This time, Collective Agency will graciously host us as their cozy coworking space (see below for the address and entrance instructions). For best results, please arrive a little before 6:30 Pm.
Thanks to our Sponsor Second Story!
Fantastic Portland company Second Story will be the sponsor of this month’s Data Viz group! You can check out their amazing work online at SecondStory.com.
Second Story will be bringing food and drinks for all of you to enjoy. We’ll thank them more on the day of the event!
Speakers for Data Viz #6
1. Dino Citraro of Periscopic will be presenting some new visualization work.
2. Rocket Scientist Nathan Bergey will be talking about his open source tool chain (mostly python and bender) for his recent rocket data viz [video link], and will bring an ISS-Notify (an awesome lamp that blinks when the international space station goes over your current position)!
3. Kevin Lynagh will give a talk on Mike Bostock’s D3 library: http://mbostock.github.com/d3/, a declarative way to map data to DOM elements, so you can very easily make complex visualizations for the web with what you already know: HTML, SVG, and CSS!
4. Charlie Loyd will give a talk on his self-GPS-tracking.
5. Aaron Parecki will show some data viz from a group in Norway that used Geoloqi to track a high altitude balloon 17km into the air!
Who Should Go?
Portland Data Viz Group is open to everyone interested in or working in the field of data visualization. This means designers, programmers, information architects, data miners, anthropologists, ect. We usually attract around 20-30 people, and you’re welcome to bring guests, food and drinks to the event.
Location and Time
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6:30–8:30pm. RSVP on Plancast
322 NW Sixth Ave (between Everett and Flanders)
Portland, Oregon 97209
Entrance instructions: Buzz “200″ when you arrive. The phone will ring once or twice, then you’ll be buzzed up. Come on in: we’ll be on the second floor. Walk on back to the main loft and you’ll be welcomed in!
If you’re interested in getting updates for for future meetings, simply join the the pdx-visualization Google Group! As the name implies, it is a group for Portland-area people interested in languages and techniques for visualization of data. http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization.