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A Student Guides the Visa Process with D3.js

Written by Peter Bolte on September 22, 2016 in Full Time Intensive, Learn to Code, New York City, Projects, Students


Meet Hyojin Yoo, a recent graduate of the Web Development Intensive program at the New York Code + Design Academy.

After graduating from art school, she decided to enroll in the WDI bootcamp at NYCDA to further pursue her passion for coding and design.

In order to live and work in the United States, she was met with the challenge of obtaining an O1 artist visa. This can become a costly and stressing process and Hyojin wanted to help other artists overcome some of the many hurdles they will encounter.

"You can see other people who got the visa, what they submitted, recommendation letters, itineraries, and all the other stuff you have to submit. You might not know what to do, but from seeing other people's real example, you might have a better idea of what you have to prepare"

So, for her solo project she built Flocking Birds, a one-page parallax website, to help other artists obtain the O1 visa. The website contains audio interviews of other artists talking about how they completed the necessary documents and paperwork needed to successfully apply for it. It also uses dynamic visual elements that show the numbers of successful applicants organized by country and continent.

If you'd like to learn the skills necessary to develop a website that helps better the lives of others, take some time to read about our several course offerings here.

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