Update (May 20): The first camp set for June 15-16 is sold out. Another mini-bootcamp will be offered online June 29-30. See below for registration details.

Registration is open for IRE’s first-ever online mini-bootcamp in data journalism.

In the bootcamp, which will be June 15-16, attendees will learn fundamentals of cleaning, analyzing and visualizing data using spreadsheets and Tableau. Courses will be taught remotely through live instruction, small-group workshops and activities.

In addition to two days of live, hands-on training, attendees receive:

  • Support to set up their home computers for data work
  • Open lab time to work on personal projects with one-on-one guidance from the trainers
  • Ongoing access to all videos recorded during the bootcamp, plus additional training videos and materials
  • An e-book filled with step-by-step instructions on using spreadsheets and Tableau
  • Practice datasets to continue learning   

The mini-bootcamp is designed to help journalists learn fundamental data skills during the coronavirus pandemic. It is geared toward beginners, and no data experience is necessary to enroll.

“Our data journalism bootcamps have a long history of teaching practical skills that any journalist in the newsroom can use immediately,” said Denise Malan, IRE deputy executive director. “We’re excited for this new evolution in our data training program that will help members build these skills during a time they are needed more than ever.”

Dates: June 15-16, 2020 (sold out); June 29-30 (registration open at this link)

Capacity: 20 attendees

Cost: $250 (Attendees also must be current IRE members. Membership costs $70/professionals and $25/students)

Questions? Email [email protected]