First graphics app: Node.js in the newsroom **pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Dana Amihere of KPCC - 89.3; Armand Emamdjomeh of The Washington Post; Ben Welsh of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 9:00am
  • Location: Coral Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Skill level: Intermediate

Dana Amihere, Armand Emamdjomeh and Ben Welsh teach you how America’s top news organizations escape rigid content-management systems to publish custom graphics on deadline. 

Take this six-hour class and to get hands-on experience in every stage of the development process, writing JavaScript, HTML and CSS within a Node.js framework. You’ll start with data from a real-life Los Angeles Times analysis. You won’t stop until you’ve crafted a custom presentation and deployed a working application on the World Wide Web.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided.

Prerequisites: If you have a good attitude and know how to take a few code crashes in stride, you are qualified for this class. If you’re a little scared, that’s a good thing. You’re ready for this.

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

Speaker Bios

  • Dana Amihere recently joined KPCC as data editor, where she will help lead the station's data visualization and digital storytelling efforts. Previously, she worked as an interactive editor at The Dallas Morning News, as a web developer for Pew Research Center’s digital team and as an interactive designer on The Baltimore Sun’s data desk.

  • Armand Emamdjomeh is a graphics reporter at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, he was the Deputy Director of Data Visualization at the Los Angeles Times, and also worked on the L.A. Times Data Desk. Send him your tips on good donuts in the DC area. 

  • Ben Welsh is the editor of the Data Desk, a team of reporters and computer programmers in the Los Angeles Times newsroom. He is also an organizer of the California Civic Data Coalition, an network of journalists working to open public data, and the founder of PastPages, an open-source archive dedicated to better preserving digital news.

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