PDX Visualization Meetup in March

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ryan miller

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Feb 9, 2012, 12:53:43 PM2/9/12
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Hello all,

I was talking with Amber a couple of weeks ago and she seemed REALLY busy, so rather than ask her when the next meetup might be I said: "Hey! Would you like me to organize the next meetup?"  and voila, here I am.

I'm thinking Wednesday March 21st but feel free to suggest other dates that week.

Please let me know if you have something you'd like to show.  I'll be showing off some d3 work I've been doing.

Thanks,
Ryan Miller

M Edward Borasky

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Feb 9, 2012, 1:07:18 PM2/9/12
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D3? *PERK* Yeah, can you do like a half and hour or so? I was never
happy with the "bunch of folks doing five minute ignite-style talks"
format.

I'm putting the finishing touches on some data journalism stuff -
trying to describe something magical and graphical in the confines of
an eInk Kindle. ;-) But I could easily do a visualization talk on data
journalism if people are interested.

March 21 works for me - what about a venue? Thetus?

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Ryan Miller

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Feb 9, 2012, 1:19:41 PM2/9/12
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Sounds neat Ed.  

I'm working out the details on location.  We might be at the new ISITE office in NW.

M Edward Borasky

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Feb 9, 2012, 2:52:52 PM2/9/12
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On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Ryan Miller <ninjas...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sounds neat Ed.
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> I'm working out the details on location.  We might be at the new ISITE
> office in NW.

Which I have yet to experience ... sounds great!

Incidentally - have you wandered by the new Wolfram|Alpha site yet?
They've just put up a "Pro" option that looks like a data geek's
heaven. They have a 14-day free trial, which I signed up for, of
course. I think in the end I won't subscribe - their "CDF" format and
tools are proprietary and that's a deal-breaker for me even at only
$4.99 a month.

Mike Lonergan

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Feb 9, 2012, 4:03:34 PM2/9/12
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The iSITE space was cool - saw it last night at CHIFOO. However it was packed and at least for me, the acoustics suffered (high hard ceiling, not much "soft stuff" up yet to tune sound for a big group). I'll go again but it pays to be in the speaker's line of sight.

Mike

Ryan Miller

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Feb 9, 2012, 4:23:40 PM2/9/12
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What did folks think of Collective Agency?  I was at the last meeting there and thought it worked out quite well.

Jesse Cooke

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Feb 9, 2012, 4:34:49 PM2/9/12
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On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Ryan Miller <rmi...@thetus.com> wrote:
What did folks think of Collective Agency?  I was at the last meeting there and thought it worked out quite well.
It could be kinda hard to hear in the back. Is there a PA system available? 

Christopher Rivard

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Feb 9, 2012, 4:30:08 PM2/9/12
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The group is welcome to meet at Jive as well - 
We have a large meeting area on the 5th floor overlooking Burnside.
I think PDX Javascript Admirers have met here in the past.

Chris


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M Edward Borasky

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Feb 9, 2012, 4:45:10 PM2/9/12
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Collective Agency is great if there aren't hundreds of us. But I think
we'd have to pay them a small fee.

M Edward Borasky

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Feb 9, 2012, 4:46:47 PM2/9/12
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Jive works ... really, anything except a bar / restaurant / coffee
shop is fine with me.

Ryan Miller

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Feb 9, 2012, 4:54:36 PM2/9/12
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Who do I talk to about using the space at Jive?

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Christopher Rivard

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Feb 9, 2012, 5:35:52 PM2/9/12
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Ryan - 

Let me check with the office manager to make sure there are no conflicts that day (Wed. March 21st). I'll send you email at your Thetus address.

-Chris

Ryan Miller

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Feb 12, 2012, 2:06:22 PM2/12/12
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Chris has set us up with a location, pizza and beer at Jive. Thanks Chris!

So far we have: 
Ed Borasky: Data Journalism with eInk Kindle
Dino Citraro: Recent work at Periscopic
Ryan Miller: some recent work with d3

anybody else?

ryan miller

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Feb 12, 2012, 2:10:57 PM2/12/12
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M Edward Borasky

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Feb 12, 2012, 2:29:35 PM2/12/12
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I'm pretty impressed with Lanyrd after this weekend's experience with
#nodepdx. Any chance we can shift from Plancast to Lanyrd?

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM, ryan miller <ninjas...@gmail.com> wrote:
> RSVP on plancast
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ryan miller

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Feb 13, 2012, 2:11:38 AM2/13/12
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Justin Donaldson has been added to the line up.  He'll be showing off some data viz work for machine learning

Amber Case

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Feb 13, 2012, 11:18:28 AM2/13/12
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As a note, we used to have RefreshPDX meetings at Jive and they were great.
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Justin Donaldson has been added to the line up.  He'll be showing off some data viz work for machine learning

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M Edward Borasky

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Feb 13, 2012, 7:37:05 PM2/13/12
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I just learned that the Greater Portland Pulse project is using Weave.
I'm thinking we should invite them to an April meeting. Any comments?

http://www.portlandpulse.org/

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224051/Weave_open_source_data_visualization_offers_power_flexibility

http://www.oicweave.org/

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M Edward Borasky

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Mar 19, 2012, 3:25:13 PM3/19/12
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I'm going to have to pull my talk on Data Journalism with the eInk
Kindle. I've run into enough snags that it's just not worth pursuing
at this point. I'm in the process of migrating my code to EPUB and the
Nook Tablet, but that won't be ready by 21 March.

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Ryan Miller

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Mar 19, 2012, 3:35:04 PM3/19/12
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Okay, thanks for the heads up Ed.  We still have three great presenters!

Dino Citraro

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Mar 21, 2012, 7:18:57 PM3/21/12
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If anyone is interested, here's a survey about data visualization:

surveymonkey.com/s/RHWS6M6


I can show the results during the meeting tonight.
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