Python 101: An overview for total beginners

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Mindy McAdams of University of Florida
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 11:30am
  • Location: Salon D
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Come learn how newsrooms are using the Python programming language to analyze data, scrape the web, build web applications and more. This lecture will answer basic questions about what Python is, how it's used and how you can get started learning.

Speaker Bios

  • Mindy McAdams is a professor at the University of Florida, where she teaches about digital journalism, code, news apps and social media. She holds the Knight Chair in Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process. She has trained hundreds of journalists in digital skills and strategy in 19 countries, including Argentina, the Czech Republic, Laos, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Vietnam. She worked at The Washington Post and Time magazine 1988–1995.  @macloo 

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