Write better Python code *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Eric Sagara of Big Local News; Serdar Tumgoren of Stanford University
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 9:00am
  • Location: Mariner Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced

You’ve written a few Python scripts that get the job done, but the initial euphoria has worn off. Your code is hard to read. Bugs are cropping up. And you can’t always explain your process or results to an editor — or yourself. There must be a better way, but the path forward is not clear.

If you’ve had that itchy feeling, this three-hour, hands-on workshop is for you. This class will explore Python language features that will help you write readable, reliable and reusable code.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited.*Attendees must bring a laptop and charger to the training.

Workshop prerequisites: Experience with basic Python language features like variables, data types, conditionals and functions are required.

Speaker Bios

  • Eric is a Senior Data Reporter for Big Local News at Stanford University. Before that he was on the data team at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. He also has been a News Applications Fellow at ProPublica and a data reporter at the Newark Star Ledger. 

  • Serdar Tumgoren teaches data journalism at Stanford University. He previously worked on data and news apps teams at The Associated Press, The Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly. @zstumgoren

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