Working with data in python for beginners *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Cody Winchester of IRE and NICAR; Matt Wynn of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 9:00am
  • Location: Coral A
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Skill level: Intermediate

This three-hour crash course will introduce you to the Python programming language as it is used for data analysis in the newsroom. We'll cover basic syntax and programming concepts; newsroom use cases and examples; and analyze data using a library called pandas. We'll also talk about how to get up and running with Python on your own machine so you can take it all home.

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

Workshop prerequisites: You should be comfortable working with data in spreadsheets or SQL. No programming experience required.

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.

  • Matt Wynn is data reporter on USA Today's investigative team. His work has looked at copycat legislation, police and doctors who escape discipline and the medicalization of previously benign inconveniences. He is the former director of enterprise and investigations at Medpage Today and previously worked at the Omaha World-Herald.

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