Data Viz Jam Sessions

Q: What is this?
A: Data Viz Jam Sessions, or as we call it for short, DVJS, is a community of data visualization experts and enthusiasts centered around Meetup events where we show off our work, ask questions, and connect with other folks in the field. We're language-agnostic, multidisciplinary, and open to all experience levels. We are born of one primary axiom: if what you want doesn't exist, make it.

Q: Where are you located?
A: Our first chapter started in 2016 in Seattle, Washington. We opened our second group a year later in the beautiful Montreal, Canada.

Q: What on Earth is that logo?
A: Jam is made out of smushed berries and everthing is cooler in space. Make sense?

Q: How can I get involved?
A: Check out our Seattle and Montreal chapters or connect with other creators through our Facebook group. Enjoy!
Seattle Events
Montreal Events
Facebook Group

Q: How can I help?
A: That's so nice! Email Nancy at datavizjamsessions@gmail.com for business inquiries or wild ideas.

Community Event Details

Meeting Agendas

12pm People start showing up. Find a seat and grab a cupcake!
12:15 Time for introductions. Get ready to say your name, how you identify professionally, and answer the funny question of the week. If the turnout is sufficiently large we introduce ourselves to those sitting nearby.
2-2pm Open up those projects and get cracking! Or, chat, relax, and bask in the glow of our community.
2pm until... We have the tables reserved until 2pm but you are welcome to stay if no one else has a reservation. However, we’ll probably tidy up a bit and most folks will head out.


But please remember…

Monitor the volume. This can be a noisy space but if we all speak softly theb we can all feel heard.
Respect different working styles. Some folks prefer to focus and that’s totally fine! If you’re feeling chatty there will always be someone else to share with.
Be considerate. This is a volunteer-run, free event. We love ideas but pointed complaints and criticism are less helpful. Let the facilitator know if you are interested in becoming a dedicated resource for the group.
Data vis is for everyone. This group is fortunate to have people from many backgrounds with a range of experiences. Leave the competition at the door and come ready to challenge your own skills and perspectives.

Thanks to our supporters!

DVJS the product of amazing community support and some particularly awesome sponsors. Infinite thanks to everyone who has contributed to this endeavor. In particular...

RStudio has supported us since 2016. In addition to keeping the lights on they've graced us with plentiful hex stickers and an unparalleled street cred. We wear our partnership proudly!
Plotly, based in Montreal, joined our data viz family in 2017. We are thrilled to collaborate with such a creative mover-and-shaker in the business.