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 Sagara is a visiting senior data journalist with the Big Local News Project and part of the JSK Fellowships Impact Partnership with Big Local News. He was the senior data reporter for Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting prior to coming to Stanford. He was also a news applications fellow at ProPublica and prior to that was a reporter on The Newark Star-Ledger’s data team. 

  • Serdar Tumgoren teaches data journalism at Stanford University. He previously wrangled data and code at the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and Congressional Quarterly.

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