IRE is announcing a series of online data mini-bootcamps to train members in data skills such as spreadsheets, SQL, data visualization and programming.

Each mini-bootcamp lasts two days and will be taught fully online using free tools so members can learn from home or the office. IRE’s experienced trainers will lead all the sessions through a mix of hands-on instruction, small group activities and open labs.

IRE has taught hands-on data journalism bootcamps for more than 25 years. This is the first year IRE has offered online data training after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation and postponement of in-person training events. 

For more information on the skills taught or to register for a bootcamp, click the links below:

Spreadsheets & Tableau (Oct. 13-14, Oct. 19-20): A crash course in fundamentals of spreadsheets and Tableau data viz for data beginners wanting to learn the fundamentals of both.

Spreadsheets (Nov. 16-17, 2020): Data beginners can learn the basics of using spreadsheets for data analysis, finding and gathering data, and dealing with dirty data. This session will be taught using Google Sheets.

SQL (Dec. 7-8, 2020): Structured Query Language can help you analyze millions of records and bring together multiple tables. This session will be taught using DB Browser for SQLite.

Data viz using Tableau (Feb. 1-2, 2021): Learn the fundamentals of using Tableau, a free and powerful tool for building and embedding highly customizable visualizations, with no programming necessary.

Python (Feb. 8-9, 2021): For those familiar with data analysis and ready to take on a programming language, this class will teach the fundamentals of Python syntax and introduce the pandas data analysis library.

R & RStudio (Feb. 16-17, 2021): This course will introduce you to R, a free, open-source and powerful programming language for cleaning, analyzing and visualizing data, as well as statistical analysis. 

Class size: All bootcamps are limited to 20 attendees each to ensure quality instruction, so sign up soon to secure a seat. 

Cost & Registration: Available at the links above for each camp

Questions: Contact training@ire.org