Build your first News App with Django

This session is full. This mini-boot camp will walk you through the process of taking a dataset from raw data and turning it into a searchable online database using the Python language and the Django Web framework.  Only 18 seats are available and there is an additional $70 registration fee.  Pre-registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Prospective attendees must register and fill out an application for this hands-on camp.  These classes will take place Friday and Saturday morning. 

 

Mini-Boot Camp

This session is full. Kickstart your data skills with IRE’s mini boot camp.  This series of hands-on classes will introduce you to spreadsheets and databases with IRE’s proven techniques.  IRE’s current and past trainers will walk you through sorting, calculating and interviewing data.  You’ll come away with a solid base for using data analysis in your own newsroom. In addition, we’ll provide you with our boot camp materials to help keep you on track long after you leave the conference. Only 36 seats are available and there is an additional $50 registration fee.  Pre-registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration can be done online when you register for the conference. Sessions will be held Friday and Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.  

Advanced registration is required for this session. 

 

Python Camp

This session is full. This mini-bootcamp introduces Python as a general purpose tool for data wrangling and analysis. The daylong class will introduce language basics and useful libraries in the course of a typical data project: scraping data from the Web, inserting it in a database, and analyzing the results. Attendees are expected to have a familiarity with databases and SQL. This class will take place all day Thursday.  This class has limited seating and does have an additional fee of $50.  

Advanced registration is required for this session.

Caspio training

Rapid Data Publishing with Caspio
Primarily for those new to Caspio, this class introduces attendees to the Caspio Bridge framework for rapid database publishing. Learn how to publish databases as interactive, searchable, and embeddable web interfaces in minutes instead of hours.

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.

Sneak Peek of Caspio Bridge 8.0 Beta
Get an exclusive preview of the latest features and redesigned user interface coming up in Caspio Bridge 8.0. With a new modern look and feel, this is our most monumental product release to date.

Build Apps with User-Generated Data
For those already familiar with Caspio, this class takes your applications to the next level utilizing user-generated data. Topics covered:

Demo: Sneak Peek of Caspio Bridge 8.0 Beta
Get an exclusive preview of the latest features and redesigned user interface coming up in Caspio Bridge 8.0. With a new modern look and feel, this is our most monumental product release to date. 

 

 

Tableau Public for Beginners 

Learn how to create beautiful, interactive data visualiziations 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

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

 

Tableau Public 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

This sessions is full, however a few seats will be available the afternoon of the training on a first-come, first-served basis. Tableau Public is a free tool for journalists.  Class participants should have some experience with Tableau or have taken the morning beginner course.  Laptops will be provided.