02 May

Particle Flow

Particle Flow


Thursday 2nd May    
7:00pm - 9:00pm


Runway East
York And Elder Works, 50 New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4AW

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Peter Cook will show how to create particle flow animations. These use similar techniques to visualisations such as the hint.fm wind map and Cameron Beccario’s wind map.

Peter will show how to build a particle flow animation from first principles. He’ll take you on a step by step journey, starting with a single particle. He’ll explain vectors, velocity fields, particle animation, the Canvas element and `requestAnimationFrame`.

All concepts will be explained and demonstrated – it’s not as difficult as you might imagine. This should be a fun and educational evening for new and seasoned developers!

This is primarily a talk, rather than a workshop, so there’s no need to bring a laptop. However you’ll be able to explore the examples if you do have a laptop with you.

Peter’s a data visualisation developer at Flourish (Canva). He also makes training courses and books on data visualisation. He runs D3 in Depth and Create With Data, self published the book D3 Start to Finish and recently launched the video course Visualising Data with JavaScript.

We welcome people of all backgrounds and experience levels, so whether you’ve got a few years under your belt, or you’re just starting to look into development we’d love to have you along.

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You will be able to join us in-person at Runway East or online.

In-person attendees: Please arrive at Runway East (ground floor) between 19:00 and 19:15 for refreshments and socializing. Make sure you are registered to attend so we have an idea of numbers for catering.

Remote attendees: We will start broadcasting the event at 19:30 on YouTube, there is no need to register.

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