Tableau announces Mac version to be released ‘early next year’

At its customer conference this week in Washington, D.C., Tableau Software announced that a Mac-compatible version of its software would become available along with the newest version, Tableau 8.2, to be released most likely “early next year,” according to the Tableau Public blog. Tableau’s public and desktop versions of its data analysis and visualization software…

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FOIA Machine sees early success on Kickstarter

On July 16, a team of journalists and developers launched a Kickstarter campaign for a project called FOIA Machine. They asked for $17,500 to build a tool to help journalists and citizens request public information — a “TurboTax for government records,” the team called it. Two days later, they passed that goal. A week later,…

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Discovering data at the IRE Conference

Jewel Loree, of Tableau Software, uses her hands to illustrate how the software reformats data into columns during the Tabluea Public for beginners session. Photo by Travis Hartman. By Kathryn Sharkey It’s a word mentioned over and over at the IRE Conference, whether you’re at a specific panel on the subject or not: data. This…

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IRE announces partnership with Cometdocs

You have probably encountered the problem of the PDF; the data and information are there, but locked in the PDF leaving you unable to filter, sort and work with the data in other ways. This file format can frustrate the savviest of journalists, but there are services available to help. IRE has partnered with Cometdocs.com,…

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Getting the widest impact out of your software project

Last week at the 2013 CAR Conference, DocumentCloud’s Lead Developer Ted Han joined a panel discussing how to get the widest impact out of a software project.  Reporter’s Lab has a thorough write-up of the panel, addressing the questions how much code is really re-used, and how to measure the success of a software project.…

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Passes for ArcView mapping sessions to be distributed Friday morning of CAR Conference

Those interested in taking the mapping classes (to qualify for the Esri ArcView software) at the 2013 CAR Conference must show up for the Friday morning session beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Keeneland room. Slots in the class will be distributed until they are gone. If more than 24 people want to take the…

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Learn about online storytelling with data at Tapestry

Tapestry is a new conference about online storytelling with data. Tapestry is bringing together people from the worlds of design, academia and data journalism, each of whom has been thinking about data storytelling from a different angle. The conference is invitation-only and limited to 100 people, but some openings remain available. It will be held…

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10 candidates for 2012 IRE Board Election

Vote for 2012 IRE Board of Director Candidates… If you are unable to attend the 2012 IRE conference in Boston, and your membership is current to 7/1/12, then you can vote for your favorite candidate via absentee ballot… Voting privileges are granted to the professional (including international), academic and retiree membership categories. Your membership must…

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