SQL 1: Exploring data

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Helena Bengtsson of Sveriges Television
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Michigan/Michigan St
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Learning to manipulate data is a bit like learning a new language. Actually, it is a language, called structured query language (SQL). 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. We'll use SQLite and DB Browser, a free database manager.

This session is good for: People with some experience working with data in columns and rows, in spreadsheets or database managers.

Speaker Bios

  • Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. She was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism) in Sweden twice, in 2010 for Valpejl.se and in 2016 for innovator of the year. @HelenaBengtsson

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