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.
Q: How can I help?
A: That's so nice! Email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org for business inquiries or wild ideas.
Community Event Details
||People start showing up. Find a seat and grab a cupcake!
||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.
||Open up those projects and get cracking! Or, chat, relax, and bask in the glow of our community.
||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.
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