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CAR 2013 offers training for all skill levels

So you're thinking about coming to the CAR Conference, but you're wondering, "Is this for me?" 

Whether you're a reporter, editor, producer, developer, edcuator, blogger, student, etc., chances are your life has become increasingly electronic. To stay competitive in the workplace and continue to produce compelling journalism you are required, at some level, to interact with data.

No matter your job title or skill level, this conference can help you out. Read below to see what we have to offer, and stay tuned: In the coming months we'll post suggestions from veteran IRE members on making the most of the conference.

For those just starting out, we offer a solid foundation: What is data journalism and how can you get started. Reporters will come away with hands-on skills and plenty of story ideas to take back to the newsroom. We even offer a mini-boot camp to jumpstart your skils and get you on the right track.

For attendees who know their way around SQL and can duke it out with the toughest of PDF files, we offer next steps and additional tools.Dive deeper into mapping and data visualization, or learn a programming language and make your first news app.

For those at the next levels, we'll offer advanced sessions in mapping, data visualization, data science, machine learning and more.

For everyone, we promise plenty of ideas and a taste of what's possible. At no other conference will you find such an eclectic group of folks with these similar passions: data and excellent journalism. We hope to see you there.

Still not convinced? Feel free to contact me with more questions: jaimi@ire.org

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