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SIX-WEEK COURSE – Data Visualization with D3.js with Mollie Pettit

October 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

NOTE: This is a six-week paid course. To learn more and enroll, go here: 


This course is about data visualization and D3, the powerful JavaScript library frequently used to create data visualizations on the web.

D3 can be challenging to use, and much of the difficulty comes with learning syntax and understanding data joins (the most fundamental aspect of D3). On top of that, there are the headaches associated with the minutiae of charts: scales, axes, labels, annotations and the like.

But that extra effort becomes worth it when you realize that with D3, you’re in charge of every pixel. That power and control enables you to tell stories and communicate information interactively in ways that simply are not possible outside of a web browser.

About the Instructor – Mollie Pettit

In addition to teaching the Data Visualization evening course with Metis, Mollie Pettit is a full-time Data Scientist at Datascope Analytics. At Datascope, she has worked on projects involving a wide variety of problems including (but not limited to) interactive data visualizations, exploratory data analysis, optimization, corporate data exploration tool creation, course development, and running ideation workshops. Despite working on a variety of data problems, she has a particular affinity to those involving data visualization. 

Before transitioning into data science, Mollie worked as a petrophysicist in Abu Dhabi and as a scientific researcher at Stanford University (where she co-authored scientific papers on water driven slope instability and coastal erosion). Mollie has BS degrees in mathematics and geology from WVU and a MS in geology from Stanford University. When Mollie is not being a technical nerd, she swing dances as much as possible, listens to educational podcasts, and strives to be all-around fabulous.

Check out Mollie’s GitHub repo here:


You can also see Mollie’s teaching style on Livestream:

About Metis 

Metis (thisismetis.com) accelerates careers in data science by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs based in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Brought to you by Kaplan, Metis focuses primarily on Python, machine learning, data visualization, deep learning, big data processing, statistical foundations, and more. Students and alumni of the bootcamp program receive continuous support from our career advisors, empowering them to pursue a successful career in the fast-growing field of data science.

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NOTE: This is a six-week paid course. To learn more and enroll, go here: 


October 30, 2017
6:30 pm
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Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren St, 3rd Floor
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