JavaScript 3: Easy, breezy, beautiful D3 maps

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Carla Astudillo of The Texas Tribune; Erin Petenko of
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Lincolnshire
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to create an easy D3 map by getting shapefiles ready into nice, reusable TopoJSON, making it into a nice map and connecting it to your data. You can then have these maps ready for future use by just switching out a few variables.

This session is good for: People who have a basic grasp of JavaScript syntax and have been exposed to the D3 library at some point.

Speaker Bios

  • Carla Astudillo is a news app and data visuals developer with a focus on elections and political data. Previously, she was a data and interactive visuals journalist at and The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, where she helped build a database of police use of force in the state as part of a 16-month investigative project.  She got her master's degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. @carla_astudi

  • @EPetenko is a data reporter for the VTDigger, a watchdog nonprofit outlet in Vermont. She has also worked for

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