Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 2 Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -

Welcome to the second issue of's Weekly Newsletter .

Onwards to this week's links...


  • Early Data Exploration using Data Visualization | Roche
    Driven by the increased use of electronic medical records, technological advances in genomic sequencing and monitoring devices, the challenge of handling Big Data is becoming more apparent in the Pharma industry. This vast amount of data needs to be translated into information that is meaningful and impactful.
  • Create any map of the world in SVG | Oscar Villarreal
    There is nothing cooler than having a map fully powered by data. D3.js does a great job at this by accepting geoJSON data and converting that into SVG. The thing is how the hell do we acquire a map that is not the one of the USA (which is the most typical example). There are many tools out there that do svg maps and they are quite good at it, but this tutorial is going to focus on D3.js, .shp files and geoJSON.
  • Expereal: iPhone app to rate/analyze your life via data visualization | Boing Boing
    Expereal is a free iPhone app developed to help people better understand themselves, to feel even more connected to the world, and to, hopefully, make more informed decisions about their lives. Expereal reminds us to “actively” rate our lives on a 1-10 scale at particular moments across time via an interactive color wheel, though people can enter ratings as often as they like.


  • David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization | TED
    David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.


  • Data Visualization Designer at Bell Falla and Associates | AIGA Los Angeles
    Bell Falla & Associates is a market research vendor of choice for pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms. The person we seek will have the ability to both design compelling presentations that effectively communicate complex concepts and, also work with clients to assure that concepts, data and format easily integrates with brand plan strategies.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Data Visualization | AMIA
    The Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine invites applications for an NLM (NIH) funded post-doctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will conduct interdisciplinary research in biological data visualization and work closely with Dr. Carsten Görg.

Hope that you had a great past week and that next week is even better!

Wishing you the best, 
Sebastian Gutierrez

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