IRE 2013    JUNE 20-23    SAN ANTONIO

Hands-on classes

IRE 2013 will offer several hands-on classes on data analysis, mapping and other tools for making use of technology in investigative journalism. 

Tableau Public Hands-on Training (Vendor Sessions)

Tableau Software will be offering two hands-on training sessions on Thursday, June 20 at the IRE Conference.  The morning session, Tableau for Beginners, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon session is Tableau for Pros, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required for both sessions and you must be registered for the IRE Conference to attend.  Details on each session along with registration for the sessions can be found below.

Tableau for Beginners 
Learn how to create beautiful, interactive data visualizations on short deadlines. No programming required.

You’ll learn everything you need to build data visualizations and publish them to your website just like a video. We’ll teach you how to:

  • Connect to Excel files and other data
  • Create maps and charts
  • Format them beautifully
  • Make them interactive

Tableau Public is a free tool for journalists. No previous experience with Tableau is necessary to take this class. This session is full, however a few seats will be available the morning of the training on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be registered for the IRE Conference to attend this training.


Tableau for Pros
Take your data visualization skills to the next level. In this class we’ll push Tableau’s capabilities further to create more complex visualizations. You’ll learn how to:

  • Clean and format dirty data
  • Use multiple data sources in the same visualization
  • Build more advanced visualizations
  • Employ advanced interactive elements

Tableau Public is a free tool for journalists. Class participants should have some experience with Tableau or have taken the morning beginner course.  Pre-registration is required for Tableau for Pros.  You must be registered for the IRE Conference to attend this training.


Caspio Hands-on Training (Vendor Sessions)

Caspio is offering several free hands-on sessions, Thursday, June 20.   Pre-registration is encouraged for these sessions. No previous Caspio experience is necessary.  Lapotps wil be provided.  You must be registered for the IRE Conference to attend these sessions. 

Rapid Data Publishing with Caspio 
This session provides a hands-on introduction to the Caspio framework for rapid database publishing. Learn how to import a public data set (Census, crime, health inspections, etc.) and quickly build an interactive, searchable and embeddable web app for your website. Topics covered: Prepping and importing data; Creating a searchable database; Report interfaces and layouts; and Deployment on your website. 

Sneak Peek of Caspio 8.0 Beta
See a preview of the latest features and redesigned user interface coming up in Caspio 8.0. With a modern new look, improved productivity, and exciting new features, this is our most monumental product release to date. ***Attendees receive a beta account for advanced access.***

Demo: New Caspio Map Mashup Wizard 
Caspio’s new Map Mashup Wizard (v7) automates Google map integration in a single wizard and now includes custom icons and interactive filtering.  Topics covered: Integrating a searchable database with Google Maps; Adding custom icons and filters based on criteria; and Combining data sources on a single map.

Mapping and User-Generated Data 
This session is a continuation of the Map Mashup demo and showcases the power of hyper-local applications with user-generated data. Topics covered: User data submissions with photo resizing; Capturing geo-location data from web and mobile devices; Integrating user-generated data with mapping; and Content flagging and approval policies.