Slither your way to success: Getting started with Python *pre-registration required

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Cody Winchester of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 9:00am
  • Location: Pinnacle Peak 3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This low-key, beginner-level session will offer a slow-paced introduction to the Python programming language.

You'll learn how to write and run a Python script, and you’ll leave with a basic understanding of data types, useful tools, common use cases and some examples of how journalists are using programming to solve reporting problems. You’ll also learn strategies for overcoming common obstacles for a beginning programmer.

Bonus: Hang around afterward for help getting up and running with Python on your personal laptop.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

Workshop prerequisites: None.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Cody is a training director at Investigative Reporters & Editors. Before joining IRE, he worked at newspapers in Texas, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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