1. Patent-Holding Student Builds D3 Visualization of Key Bay Area Stats

    Frank Bowers came to Hack Reactor after 26 years as a Software Engineer to facilitate a transition from building user interfaces on the desktop to web development. Specifically, Bowers has a keen interest in data visualization, and embarked on a side project while working on our pre-course curriculum to develop his skills in this area. His project, Bay Area Stats, uses D3 to display comprehensive data on salary, housing prices and racial demographics in San Francisco and the surrounding area in a highly intuitive format.

  2. Student Wows and Informs With 3-D Interactive Data Visualizations

    Before Steve Hall became a student at Hack Reactor, he was already getting plenty of attention for his data visualizations. Hall has been experimenting and innovating with ways to express data for years, specializing in within-browser code that can turn a dense data set into a stimulating, absorbing display, often in 3-D. After getting his feet wet with Excel, he went onto build data visualizations in D3.js, among other JavaScript libraries. From there, Hall became interested in JavaScript and its full range of capabilities, which eventually led him to Hack Reactor.