My appologies for the delay to publish this. These are few references I would like to recommend for D3.js
Absolutely the best resource which covers the core things. My workshop at CampJS was based on it. http://bost.ocks.org/mike/d3/workshop/
First part of CampJS talk - D3 mindblow http://www.slideshare.net/antonkatunin/mindblow
Workshop slides, however I would recommend workshop from Mike Bostock above.