Helping everyone make sense of the world with data, together.

We’re building a place to create, collaborate, and learn with data.

Observable’s approach

We believe thinking with data is an essential skill for the future.

It shouldn’t be relegated to a specialized role, siloed or constrained by point-and-click tools. To make better decisions, everyone needs to participate. Everyone can think better if they are able to explore and visualize data without limits.

We’ve been inspired by the transformative power of open source: code sharing, open collaboration, and transparent design are now the norm for great software. Those same principles guide the core experience of building visualizations on our platform, creating a community where people can build on and learn from each other.

Observable reimagines how we can come together to make sense of data for this modern, connected world. We make working with data more collaborative, approachable, interactive, and social — maybe even joyful.

A growing community of data practitioners

Observable’s community is made up of hundreds of thousands of data practitioners: data analysts, data scientists, front-end developers, students, teachers, and other humans working with data. Together, they’re creating and sharing their work with more than 5 million visitors and contributing to the largest collection of data visualization examples in the world.

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A collaborative data canvas built for and powered by community where everyone can come together to make sense of the world with data.

Data complexity requires greater transparency
and finding insights more quickly

The growing complexity of the world’s data demands new ways of understanding. The development of libraries like D3 created a community around powerful tools for building dynamic data visualizations — a renaissance in informational visualizations for the web.

We’re building on that foundation, reimagining how people work with data together.

Observable is the best place to explore, analyze and explain data. It’s where you can discover and learn data analysis and communication techniques from a vibrant community.

With a global library of reusable examples, point and click interfaces that can be used alongside custom code, templates, and Observable Plot, built into the platform, Observable makes it easy to get started for anyone, with the ability to follow the story their data is telling them.

Observable makes working with data more approachable, interactive, transparent and collaborative — it’s where everyone can make sense of the data in the world.

Our team

We’re visualization enthusiasts. We’re chart connoisseurs. We’re open source developers. We’re map geeks, spreadsheet lovers, and color palette fiends.

We love helping people understand the world better and we want you to join us in helping the world make sense of data.

If you want to get a feel for what it’s like to work at Observable, check out some of our public notes about our company culture and equality work.

Founders

Mike Bostock

Mike Bostock

Helping others experience the limitless creativity of code by making it more collaborative.
Melody Meckfessel

Melody Meckfessel

Passionate about helping humans thrive through collaboration, inclusion, and joy.

Team

Amanda

Amanda

Leading with kindness and working to make technology accessible and equitable for everyone.
Ananya

Ananya

I love working on challenges with people who inspire me.
Annie

Annie

I am a programmer with a love for digital art & folk music :~)
Ayodele

Ayodele

I’m a marketer-turned-Data Scientist who loves using code to discover data.
Carl

Carl

Highly experienced Talent Acquisition specialist who loves to make great things happen fast!
Clint

Clint

Storyteller, writer, gastronome, gardener & music lover.
Cobus

Cobus

I love tinkering and helping people.
Deepti

Deepti

I ❤️ building technology that empowers and enables positive change.
Duane

Duane

I want to enable more people to write code to solve problems.
Dunstan

Dunstan

Designing and developing since the early 2000s.
Erinn

Erinn

Helping people achieve their best work or obsessing over corgis.
Fil

Fil

Vocateur. A map is worth a million words.
Henri

Henri

Working to simplify the complexity of human and technological interactions.
Ian

Ian

I ❤️ Data Visualization & d3.js!
Justin

Justin

Technical writer, telescope builder, runner, trying to see more and go the distance.
Kudakwashe

Kudakwashe

I love learning, mentoring, writing code and poetry.
Lauren

Lauren

Nothing makes me happier than helping humans figure out and understand technology.
Michael

Michael

Trying to make Observable more useful, and occasionally making fun visualizations.
Mike

Mike

Trying to make it easier to visualize data using code.
Paul

Paul

Data visualization developer with a background in data analysis and teaching.
Ramona

Ramona

Designer, zinester, learner, synthesizer-er, tall girl ✨ @ramonaisonline
Robert

Robert

I am fascinated by the way people understand data through visualization.
Shan

Shan

I like drawing pictures to help people understand things.
Toph

Toph

The notebook I’m most proud of is about correlation.
Visnu

Visnu

Joined Observable to add a feature from my wishlist (database clients).
Wayne

Wayne

I’m an introvert that lives at the intersection of community, adventure and tech.
Wiltse

Wiltse

I love debugging code! Boot ROMs to React, browsers to backends, C to TypeScript.

Investors

sequoia
Menlo Ventures
acrew

Observable is backed by Sequoia, Menlo Ventures and Acrew Capital.

Jobs

We are looking for talented teammates who are compassionate about helping more people explore, analyze, and explain data.