If you’re joining us at the 2019 CAR Conference next month, don’t forget to check out the classes that require pre-registration.

Our hands-on workshops are longer classes designed to help you learn a specific skill or tool. They take place in a computer lab and are taught by veteran instructors. Our Master Classes are half-day workshops geared at less technical skills like leadership, interviewing and editing.

The classes listed below cost $35 for a half-day or $70 for a full day.

Not sure which one is right for you? Here are some suggestions:

If you’re just getting started with data:

  • Digging into data for stories: A crash course in Excel (multi-day class)

If you’re comfortable with spreadsheets and ready to take the next step:

  • Mastering Google Sheets: Web scraping, running scripts and other tricks
  • Upping your Excel game
  • Interviewing your data with SQL (multi-day class)

If you want to learn a coding language:

  • Intro to R (offered twice — Thursday and Friday)
  • Web scraping with Python (offered twice — Saturday and Sunday)
  • PyCAR (multi-day class)

If you’ve dabbled in coding and are ready for more:

  • First Observable notebook: Prototyping with polish
  • First Python notebook: Data analysis on deadline
  • Write better Python code
  • Exploring the tidyverse in R
  • First graphics app: Node.js in the newsroom

If you’re focused on data viz:

  • Master Class: Design thinking for journalists
  • Interactive data viz with D3
  • First graphics app: Node.js in the newsroom
  • MapCamp: QGIS

If you want to hone the reporting in “computer-assisted reporting”:

  • Master Class: Self-editing & bulletproofing the data story
  • Master Class: Telling the data story across platforms
  • Master Class: Mastering the interview
  • Master Class: Writing the data-driven narrative

If you’re a manager (or any kind of newsroom leader):

  • Master Class: Leading the data team
  • Master Class: Self-editing & bulletproofing the data story
  • Master Class: Telling the data story across platforms

 

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