Intro to Python 2

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Alex Richards of Syracuse University
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 4:15pm
  • Location: Coral A
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This session will cover some of the ways basic programming in Python can collect data for stories from the web and generally speed up your reporting. We will cover fundamental concepts you need to know and tackle a small, practical project.

This session is good for: People who understand some Python basics and want to take that knowledge a little further.

Speaker Bios

  • Alex is an assistant professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, where he teaches data journalism. He's a former IRE training director, and he has previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune, NerdWallet, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and shared the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. @alexrichards

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