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Make Data Work
5–7 May, 2015 • London, UK

D3.js Tutorial - D3 and interactive visualizations for everyone!

Sebastian Gutierrez (
13:30–17:00 Tuesday, 5/05/2015
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

Awareness of basic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and how a web browser works will be helpful. Awareness of data visualization is helpful but not necessary.

Materials or downloads needed in advance

All Attendees that want to follow along with exercises need a laptop with the Chrome browser installed and a text editor. Data sets and examples will be provided.


Many organizations are turning to interactive data visualizations to communicate insights about data in order to connect data to business value. D3 is an award-winning data-visualization library that has gained considerable adoption among these organizations. It uses data to drive the creation and control of dynamic and interactive visualizations that range from simple charts to sophisticated animated data visualizations, general HTML layouts, and geographic projections.

This hands-on tutorial will allow attendees to master the D3 essentials to make the climb up D3’s steep learning curve easier. We’ll look at examples to illustrate how to create interactive data visualizations as well as best practices. Finally, there will be resources, examples, and exercises provided for continued study after the tutorial.

All attendees that want to follow along with exercises need a laptop with the Chrome browser installed and a text editor. Data sets, examples, and a cheat sheet will be provided. Awareness of basic HTML, CSS, JavaScript and how a web browser works will be helpful.

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Sebastian Gutierrez

Sebastian Gutierrez is a data entrepreneur who has founded three data-related companies: DataYou (data science & data visualization consulting and education), LetsWombat (data-driven product sampling), and Acheevmo (athletic performance statistics). He was formerly an emerging markets risk manager at Scotia Capital and an FX options trader at JP Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank. He is the author of "Data Scientist at Work,” a collection of 16 interviews with many of the world’s most influential and interesting data scientists from across the spectrum of public companies, private companies, startups, venture investors, and non-profits.

Gutierrez provides extensive training in data visualization and D3.js (a data visualization JavaScript library) to a diverse client base—from corporations such as The New York Stock Exchange, The American Express Company, and General Dynamics to universities and media agencies, as well as many startups. He leads the 2000-plus-member NYC D3.js Meetup Group and is co-editor of Data Science Weekly, a weekly newsletter providing curated articles and videos on the latest developments in data science. He has spoken at multiple conferences (Strata + Hadoop World in NYC and Barcelona) and meetups, and is a cross-disciplinary instructor at General Assembly. He holds a BS in mathematics from MIT and an MA in economics from the University of San Francisco.

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Sebastian Gutierrez
4/05/2015 11:04 BST

Hi Friends -

Excited to see all of you at the tutorial!

Here is a link to all of the material for the tutorial =>
(It is a 5.6MB zip file that contains the PDF of the tutorial presentation, the d3 library, and various HTML files we’ll be using during the tutorial)

Thanks and looking forward seeing you there!

All the best,
Sebastian Gutierrez