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Ladies Learning Code: Data Visualization for Beginners: An Introduction to...

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Axiom Zen Inc.

980 Howe St #350

Vancouver, BC V6C 1C8


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In a world where there is more data than most of us really know what to do with, how do we go about displaying facts outside of a boring pie chart or common graph? Ever hear of the term "data visualization"? Data visualization not only helps us to compare and contrast information, but it also helps us understand common patterns, perceive certain outcomes, and aid in future decisions. Whether you’re a part of a marketing team, or just someone who needs a good infographic for a blog post, we’ll teach you how to manage collected data, and how to make it look fantastic.

What is Processing?

Processing is a powerful open source language (as well as an application) that builds upon the Java language, and is commonly used to explore how complex algorithms and systems work in a visual context. Learn more about creative coding and the role that ideas such as process, experimentation and algorithm play in this creative field featuring artists, designers and code enthusiasts by watching this documentary, called Hello World.

This workshop takes Processing one step further by introducing ProcessingJS which is a JavaScript library that enables us to create Processing visualizations that are also easy to share on the web.

What will you learn at this workshop?

We’ll take a look at large amounts of data - more specifically, hashtags from Twitter and campaign reports from Mailchimp - and use ProcessingJS to create beautiful and easy-to-understand visualizations based on our findings. We’ll go over how to code simple mathematical equations and change variables, integers, colours and shapes to create unique and engaging outcomes. As a bonus, we'll also show you how to publish your live and interactive creation to the web, and how to go about collecting your own sets of data outside of the workshop.

Specifically, we will cover the following:

  • An overview of JavaScript

  • An overview of ProcessingJS, why it's cool, and how you can use it in the workplace

  • How to import a .csv file containing large amounts of data into ProcessingJS

  • How to grab data from the .csv file and visually display it using geometrical shapes

  • What a variable is, an integer and a float, and how these can be slightly changed to make a simple shape look more interesting and complex

  • How to integrate basic user interaction in order to navigate around your data (and be able to see some cool animations!)

  • Coding in RGB colour, and the importance of colour in data visualizations

Who is this for?

Our Ladies Learning Code workshops offer female-identified and male-identified, trans, and non-binary adults hands-on, project-based learning experiences that are designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators.


None! This workshop is designed for absolute beginners!

What's Included:

4:1 student-to-mentor ratio with an awesome lead instructor. Great venue with a fun, social and inclusive learning environment. Catered lunch. Yum! We'll try our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions (no promises)!


You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permission. Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can come in handy too! You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up we will email detailed instructions.

Note: If you do not have a laptop to use during the duration of the workshop, we have a limited quantity that we can loan out. The option to borrow a laptop will be included in your order form when registering.

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