2013 CAR Conference

Python programming for the rest of us 1: Google Fusion Tables - the gateway drug

  • Event: 2013 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ronald Campbell, Christopher Schnaars
  • Date/Time: Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.
  • Location: Kentucky Suite
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This three-part class is designed for data journalists who are comfortable with the basic tools of our craft but intimidated by the "p-word" and think Aron Pilhofer has signed a pact with the devil. We will cover the basics and show you how a little programming can save you hours or days of time and make you look like a genius to your boss. Requirements: a laptop, a Google sign-in and curiosity.

This section of the training: Learn how to manipulate your maps with some easy Python and HTML.


    Ron Campbell is a data journalist and investigative reporter. He has written extensively about health, the census, immigration, white-collar crime and the trade in human body parts. He has won the Gerald Loeb Award, the IRE Award and placed third in the Philip Meyer Award. He lives in Orange County, Calif. In his spare time he hikes and rock climbs. @campbellronaldw

    Chris is a database editor and SQL Server ninja at USA TODAY, where he assists other journalists with data analysis, built and maintains a database of FEC campaign finance reports and sometimes writes functional Python code. github.com/cschnaars | chrisschnaars.org | @chrisschnaars

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