Getting started with Access
Learning to manipulate data is a bit like learning a new language. Actually, it is a language, called structured query language. This session is an introduction to using SQL to zero in on your data, by viewing slices and chunks of it, and putting it into a useful order so you can spot the stuff you need to get started toward a story.
This session will be most useful if: You have some experience working with data in columns and rows, in spreadsheets or database managers.
Acton is a newsroom product engineer for Tribune Publishing, positioned within the Chicago Tribune newsroom. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign studying in the field of Informatics, specializing in data analytics and information visualization. His research focuses on the use of augmented reality as a medium for data-driven news and as a tool for assisting journalists in their work. Gorton's work has appeared with the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Morning Call, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, and CU-CitizenAccess.org.
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