Conversation: How the internet works

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Melissa Lewis of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 11:30am
  • Location: Halsted
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In this session, we’ll talk a little about the physical infrastructure of the internet (and how it differs from the web) and how information is transmitted from one machine to another. There will be an optional component where you can run commands from your computer that help illustrate these points, but you’ll also just be able to follow the presentation!

Note: This session will be a useful precursor to the "Python: Let’s Scrape a Website" hands-on sessions.

Speaker Bios

  • Melissa Lewis is a data reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Prior to joining Reveal, she was a data editor at The Oregonian, a data engineer at Simple and a data analyst at Periscopic. She is an organizer for PyLadies Portland and the Portland chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. @iff_or

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