Hands-on classes that require preregistration have been opened up for the 2016 CAR Conference in Denver, giving you the opportunity to guarantee your seat in several data journalism tracks taught by top reporters and editors from around the country.

These classes, which include returning favorites like “PyCAR” and “Build your first news app,” fill quickly and are first come, first serve. If you haven’t yet registered for the conference, you can add a preregistered session during the checkout process.

They are ideal for conference-goers who are looking to gain some practical experience in a specific data journalism skill. Maybe you’re just starting out and could benefit from our boot camp-style introduction to spreadsheets and databases for reporting, “Digging into data for stories.” IRE also offers roadmaps for the more experienced data journalist, whether it’s demystifying the fundamentals of R and its must-have libraries for statistics or learning the ins-and-outs of Esri’s ArcGIS for mapping analysis techniques.

Remember, too, that you’ll have a wide variety of options that don’t require preregistration each hour across more than a dozen rooms.

Please visit this link for more information about the classes we’re offering in 2016 and email [email protected] with any questions you might have.