Tell us which hands-on classes you don’t want to miss at NICAR16

At our annual CAR Conference, we have more than 100 hands-on classes in topics ranging from introductory tutorials in data analysis to advanced sessions on programming. Most of these classes are first come, first served and tend to fill up quickly. We try to offer repeats of the most popular topics, and we’d like to…

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Sign up for preregistration-only classes at NICAR16

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…

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IRE Preview: Turn data into stories with our new hands-on classes

While many of our hands-on classes still focus on using software, we recognize that it can be incredibly helpful for journalists to sit down with an expert guide to usher them through the process of turning data into a story. So we’re offering something a little different this year at the IRE Conference in Philadelphia…

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Tell us which hands-on classes you don’t want to miss at NICAR15

NICAR15 will offer a record number of hands-on classes throughout the conference in eight classrooms. You’ll find topics ranging from introductory tutorials in data analysis to advanced sessions on programming in more than 100 classes. These classes are first come, first served and tend to fill up quickly. This year, to help with the demand,…

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IRE Preview: Improve your data skills with our hands-on classes

Erica Proffer, KRGV-TV, listens during a hands-on class at the 2013 IRE Conference. Get skills to help you dig into your next story with hands-on classes at IRE in San Francisco. If you’re looking to get your feet wet with spreadsheets or level up to mapping, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find classes at the…

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Hands-on training with Tableau at CAR 2012

Learn how to quickly visualize data and publish it interactively to the web without programming. Tableau Public will host two, four-hour hands-on training sessions Thursday, Feb. 23, at the CAR Conference on how to use the free software to visualize data and post it online. The sessions will cover the basics of Tableau to create interactive data…

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“CAR Day” has something for everyone

We’ve received lots of questions about whether the optional Computer-Assisted Reporting day at the Baltimore conference June 11-14 is suitable for people new to CAR. The answer is “Yes.” The day will serve as a good introduction to the tools and tricks of analyzing electronic information. In addition, hands-on classes Friday through Saturday will give…

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