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Nine Famous Graphs and How to Make them Interactive

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


About the Event:

This talk will explain nine of the most famous graphs ever made. We’ll examine how you can make interactive versions of these graphs with D3.js, Python, and R. Along the way, we’ll look at exciting new web technologies for graphing and data analysis and discuss data visualization best practices. Our primary tool will be Plotly (https://plot.ly). Plotly is a platform for making graphs and analyzing data with Excel, Python, MATLAB, R, and our web app.

About the Speaker:

Matt Sundquist is a Co-founder at Plotly. He previously worked on the Privacy Team at Facebook, wrote for SCOTUSblog.com, worked for Akin Gump’s Supreme Court practice, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina.

He studied philosophy at Harvard and was a Student Fellow at Harvard Law School. He has been a product manager at Change.org and Water.org, and is the manager of Fly Ranch, a year-round home for Burning Man. His research has been cited in Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony, the New York Times, and Yale Law Journal. Matt was a two-year member of the CA Vital Statistics Advisory Committee and named to the 40 under 40 for data.


6:00pm – Doors open, networking, snacking

6:20pm – Lesson kick-off

8:00pm – Final notes

8:30pm – Conclusion


PLOTCON, the largest data visualization event of its kind is coming to Oakland May 2nd – 5th.Brough to you by Plot.ly. We’re looking forward to a full week of Data Visualization content and activities.

PLOTCON is the one conference that brings programmers from today’s popular data science languages (Python, R, MATLAB, Julia) to the same table as the Web programmers that are increasingly fueling data visualization technology (D3.js, WebGl, stack.gl, React.js).lization and accelerate the bleeding edge technology.

Featuring speakers from: Airbnb, Uber, Genentech, Ford and many more See the full agenda here.

We are co-hosting an Exclusive Meetup during PLOTCON on Thursday May 4th.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Place: PLOTCON (Scottish Rite Center in Oakland)

Register for PLOTCON and save 20% with the discount code “GalvanizePLOT”.

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering
  • Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth
  • Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.

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April 18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Galvanize San Francisco
44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 US