Github for journalists

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Max Harlow of Financial Times
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Grace
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We'll cover Github's basics features  — repositories, commits, branches, pull requests and issues — using a recent data-driven story as a case study. The goal is for you to leave the class and be able to use GitHub on your own for your next story.

Please note: You will need to bring your own laptop to participate in this class. You will also need to have created an account at and install GitHub Desktop prior to the class

This session is good for: Journalists who want to collaborate on data analyses, back up their work and share their methodology with (nerdy) readers.

Speaker Bios

  • Max Harlow is a newsroom developer at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He also co-runs Journocoders, a community group for journalists developing technical skills for use in their reporting. @maxharlow

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