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.
Ronald Campbell is a reporter for The Orange County Register. He has conducted or participated in many investigations, including a probe of the trade in human body parts, abusive charitable fundraising tactics, fraudulent stock sale practices and an examination of California’s extraordinary dependence on immigrant labor. His work has won the Loeb, IRE and National Education Writers awards. @campbellronaldw
Chris Schnaars is a database editor, Pythonista and SQL Server ninja at USA TODAY, where he fosters a love for watchdog journalism, particularly with regards to education and campaign-finance data. He's a firm believer in the 99% rule (which he'll gladly debate over the beverage of your choice): most journalists can do 99% of the data journalism work they'll ever need to do armed only with Excel and a text editor. @chrisschnaars
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