This workshop was organized and taught by members of the three Dayton area meetups listed below. If you have fun during this workshop and want to learn more, please consider joining. The tech community in Dayton is extrordinarily vibrant and these meetups are a great chance to network and learn along with some of the best programmers in the area.

Code for Dayton

We are a Code for America Brigade, which means we're volunteers that contribute our talents toward improving the way our local governments and community organizations use the web to interact with their constituents.

Our goal is two fold - we increase citizen engagement with municipal government, and show government and community organizations what is possible with open source and open data.

Girl Develop It Dayton

GDI Dayton is a local chapter of a national non-profit Girl Develop It, that began as a call to action for women, by women who were tired of the low representation of women in tech, and wanted to make a difference. Our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.

We are committed to making sure women of all races, education levels, income and upbringing can build confidence in their skill set to develop web and mobile applications. We service that mission by offering events and affordable classes and we pride ourselves on being inclusive of all gender identities and ethnicities.

Dayton Data Visualization

The Dayton Data Visualization meetup was started by Michael Bowman and Chris Dickman of Applied Information Sciences in November of 2015 as a way to gather Dayton area programmers to network and share tips and tricks relating to data visualization and data science. Since then, we've grown to 300 members and have hosted a number of great speakers on a wide variety of topics.

We meet quarterly to have discussions around anything realted to data visualization, from libraries and frameworks to design and storytelling. Topics include (but not limited to): Infographic Design and Development, Web Mapping, D3.js, R, Tableau, Matlab, Processing, Hadoop, Data Mining, etc... Anything to do with the design/development of awesome visualizations!

Instructor and TAs

Michael Bowman

Michael Bowman

Michael is a Principal Software Engineer for Applied Information Sciences, where he creates web based applications for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He is the founder of the Dayton Data Visualization meetup and is also on the adjunct faculty for Sinclair Community College.

You can find Michael on: Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

David Best

David Best

Dave is a professional software engineer and amateur community organizer. He spends his days building software for Mile Two. He is the co-captain of Code For Dayton and lead organizer for Dayton Startup Weekend events.

You can find Dave on: Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Senior Software Engineer and Front-End Developer at Applied Information Sciences with a background in geospatial visualization and 3D graphics. He is new to the Dayton area and looking forward to becoming an active member of the local tech community.

You can find Jeff on: Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Born and raised in the metro Detroit area, Matt moved to Dayton about 10 years ago and is a software engineer at Applied Information Sciences. He is an avid bicycle commuter and craft beer enthusiast and is currently working on some home automation projects using a Raspberry Pi.

You can find Matt on his blog or GitHub.