Favorite code snippets: A responsibly sourced, artisanal list from the Lonely Coder's Club

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Alexandra Kanik of Louisville Public Media; David Montgomery of CityLab
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Del Mar
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The Lonely Coder's Club, a Slack community of newsroom programmers without big teams, would like to present our favorite, most-used code snippets. We've translated these snippets to most common coding languages and commented the heck out them so you can plug and play with ease!

During this session, a few Lonely Coders will go through our favorites on the list and how they help save us time on project after project. We’ll also share tips on how you can start writing your own reusable code, no matter how lonely a coder you are.

Speaker Bios

  • Alexandra Kanik (@act_rational) works for Louisville Public Media, the parent organization of Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and the Ohio Valley ReSource. She spends her days writing language-agnostic code, creating data visualizations and trying to understand newsroom analytics.

  • David Montgomery is a data journalist with CityLab, where he uses data and graphics to explore the biggest issues facing America's cities, and also tacos. He's previously worked as a political reporter in South Dakota and Minnesota, where he currently lives. David is the creator of a history podcast, The Siècle, and is a fan of Dungeons & Dragons, the Chicago Cubs, and good scotch.

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