Learn data visualization during a one-day workshop presented by IRE and The Society for News Design. Sarah Cohen, Jaimi Dowdell and Derek Willis will lead the hands-on workshop that’ll take attendees from soup-to-nuts in data manipulation and visualization.
We’ll start off teaching where to find public data, how to clean, organize and prepare it, including some Excel training, then we’ll experiment with various tools and best practices for data visualization.
SND is bringing its annual conference to St. Louis this fall. This pre-conference workshop will be held Sept. 29. As part of the partnership, SND will offer IRE members a $100 discount on registration to the conference.
IRE members Brian Boyer and Scott Klein will talk about making news apps in your newsroom during the conference. In addition, there will be many sessions on design, some information on free data viz tools and sessions on mobile and tablets, etc. For more information go to http://sndstl.com/. And don’t forget, IRE will host it’s own Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference to St. Louis in February 2012. Stay tuned for more information.