Using to analyze data and publish beautiful maps and charts in minutes

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Alex Salkever of
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 10:10am
  • Location: M106
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Silk is an all-purpose tool for data journalism that anyone can start using immediately, without training or tech skills. Starting from a simple spreadsheet, Silk allows anyone to quickly generate data insights and build publish-ready, mobile-friendly data visualizations. In this hands-on session, you'll analyze upload a spreadsheet of Kickstarter project results and analyze the data to find stories. If time permits, we'll also convert a spreadsheet of crowdsourced data on 2014 deadly police shootings in California into Silk visualizations and publish those on a blog.


Speaker Bios

  • Alex Salkever is Head of Marketing and Business Development at Silk is a free data publishing and visualization platform used by dozens of news orgs to build publish-ready databases, maps and and visualizations in minutes. Salkever was formerly the tech editor at BusinessWeek. He has bylined in numerous national publications and is still blogging and writing. Salkever also participates in data journalism education for college media and the Open Data movement.

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