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Data Visualization with D3.js

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June 23 – July 30
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 – 9:30pm
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Enrollments opened today for Data Visualization with D3.js.

Designed and taught by Kevin Quealy, Graphics Editor for the New York Times, this course is for anyone who wants to be proficient in the use of D3 and seeks expertise visualizing quantitative information. You’ll learn to tell stories and communicate information interactively in ways that are simply not possible outside a web browser.

The 6-week course is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30pm at Metis, 79 Madison Avenue, New York City where the Metis Data Science Bootcamp is also held.

Classroom

Course Outcomes

  • Proficiency in using D3 to make static and interactive charts and documents, and in using JavaScript to process and manipulate data.
  • A working conceptual understanding of the field of data visualization, particularly as it relates to the internet and mobile devices.
  • Deep knowledge of the forms and techniques of data visualization and effective display of quantitative information; especially, bar charts, scatterplots, area charts, line charts, choropleth and bubble maps, small multiples, annotation principles; and the strengths and weaknesses of each.

About Kevin Quealy

Kevin Quealy is Graphics Editor at The New York Times and a contributor to The Upshot, the Times’ data-centric vertical about policy, politics and everyday life. He has taught journalism and data visualization courses at N.Y.U., the University of California, Berkeley and the City University of New York.

Before coming to The New York Times, Kevin served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. He has a Master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism and a B.A. in physics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

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