Exploring the tidyverse in R *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Aaron Kessler of CNN; Olga Pierce of University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Andrew Tran of The Washington Post
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 9:00am
  • Location: Sapphire Cove - conference level
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Skill level: Intermediate

Learn how to use the tidyverse, a collection of R packages will help you make your data journalism more efficient, stronger and fun. Learn how to import, clean, analyze and plot data for your stories. If you've used packages like dplyr, tidyr, readr, ggplot2, tibble and purr, or would like to learn more about how these work together, this class is for you.

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

Workshop prerequisites: You should be comfortable working with R and RStudio. You should also be familiar with basic data analysis. 

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Aaron Kessler leads data efforts at CNN's DC Bureau, focusing on unearthing stories at the intersection of politics, the corporate world and the myriad of special interests wielding power in Washington. He also writes software to bring internal and external data-driven apps to life, and oversees complex data projects. He's previously written for The New York Times, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and Joplin Globe. @akesslerdc

  • Olga Pierce is on the faculty at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Data Journalism Adviser to ProPublica. Previously, she worked at ProPublica for ten years as a reporter and Deputy Data Editor. She is a graduate of the Stabile Investigative Seminar at Columbia University. @olgapierce

  • Andrew Ba Tran is an investigative data reporter at The Washington Post. He shared in winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2018. Tran previously was a data editor at The Connecticut Mirror's TrendCT.org, Prior to that, he was a data producer at The Boston Globe. He is an adjunct at American University. @abtran

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