Excel: Importing data

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Manuel Villa of The Marshall Project
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Diamond Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Not all data comes in ready-to-use, elegant spreadsheets. This session will teach you how to import data from text files and website tables. We will look at how to clean and organize data that may not come in the friendliest format.

This session is good for: Anyone comfortable with working in Excel.

Speaker Bios

  • Manuel Villa worked in the finance for 11 years, in Tokyo and New York. In 2016, he left the industry and joined the investigative journalism masters program at Columbia University. After graduation, Manuel was a data journalism fellow at The Marshall Project. He later became the first Neo4j data journalism fellow at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, where he worked on the Paradise Papers before returning to The Marshall Project.

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