Day one of the IRE Conference featured the best apps for mobile reporting, the year overview in computer-assited reporting, updates on multiple Knight Foundation funded projects including CensusReporter, everyday databases, a series of training sessions by the Investigative News Network and much more. The Board of Directors held a meeting and attendees gathered at an Esri-sponsored welcome session and heard the music of the Texas State mariachis.
More than 1,100 journalists pre-registered for the conference and others have registered on-site, making it one of the larger conferences in recent years.
Check out day one of the IRE Conference in photos:
The lobby of the River Center Marriott bustles early Tuesday morning with IRE 2013 attendees. The number of registrants topped 1100 on Tuesday.
Jewel Loree, of Tableau Software, uses her hands to illustrate how the software reformats data into columns during the Tabluea Public for beginners panel.
Stephen Stock, of KNTV-San Francisco, is mobbed by 2013 IRE attendees looking for his tip sheet after his talk on the best mobile applications for reporting.
Matt Waite of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln measures sound levels with a microphone attached to an arduino microprocessor during his panel on sensor journalism. He sees the emerging field of sensor journalism as the wild west and wide open for good ideas and innovation.
RE 2013 attendees mingle and share ideas between sessions in the salon corridor at the River Center Marriott Tuesday afternoon.
Alma Garcia, left, and Jacqueline Reyes, from the University of Houston-Downtown record a video blog post about what they experienced that morning. The hope to start a tradition for journalism students from their university to attend IRE Conferences.
IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit raises his hand to emphasize a point during the IRE Board of Directors meeting.
A filled to capacity room showed that the the lecture on spycraft was anything but a secret on Tuesday afternoon. Steve Doig from ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism gave the talk.
The Texas State University Mariachi Band marches into Salon E during the Esri Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening at IRE 2013.