Shirley Wu

Shirley Wu

Data Sketches

Shirley Wu is currently a freelance consultant specializing in data visualization. Previously, she was a software engineer at security company Illumio working on an interesting part of the product called Illumination: a visualization of application traffic and visual tools for writing security policy on top of them. Most recently, Shirley has worked on An Interactive Visualization of Every Line in Hamilton, The Political Brain, Four Years of Vacations in 20,000 colors, and film flowers, and is part of the ongoing data sketches project. She is a co-organizer of the Bay Area D3.js User Group as well as the annual d3.unconf, and has spoken about her work at OpenVis Conf, BackboneConf, and various meetups.

Shirley Wu's Course


Workshops with Shirley Wu


  • August 2, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central US Time

    Data Visualization for React Developers

    Aimed at front-end developers who want or are required to build simple visualizations for their work, this Data Visualization for React Developers workshop will go through fundamental visualization theories, apply them to different chart types, and articulate the right situations to use them.
    Data Visualization for React Developers
  • August 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central US Time

    Building Custom Data Visualizations

    In this workshop, we’ll cover basic visualization principles needed for designing custom data visualizations and delve into the web technologies, and D3 modules are necessary to make your advanced data visualizations designs a reality.
    Building Custom Data Visualizations