Advanced Django for data analysis

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Armand Emamdjomeh of The Washington Post; Anthony Pesce of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 2:10pm
  • Location: M101
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You might be familiar with Django's use as a framework for building front-facing webapps, but it can be equally useful as a tool for reporting on and exploring datasets. In this session we'll go beyond the basics of the web framework to walk you through modeling and loading data from a CSV, querying the data, and writing views for analysis and publication.

This session will be most helpful if: You've made it through the Django tutorial and/or built your first news app. Familiarity with SQL will help.

Speaker Bios

  • Armand Emamdjomeh is an graphics assignment editor at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, he was the Deputy Director of Data Visualization at the Los Angeles Times, and also worked on the L.A. Times Data Desk. Send him your tips on good donuts in the DC area. Find him on Twitter at @emamd.

  • Anthony Pesce is a data journalist and reporter on the Los Angeles Times Data Desk. He builds news applications, develops data visualizations and conducts data analysis for reporting projects. @anthonyjpesce

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