Lightning Talks

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Sandhya Kambhampati of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Grand Pacific A-D
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Sometimes you don't need 45 minutes to explain a useful technique or interesting resource. Join your colleagues for a session of short (5-minute) talks. Here's the 2019 lineup: 

1. How to write a data story in five minutes — Youyou Zhou 

2. 5 ways to write racist code (with examples) —Alex Garcia

3. How to build a massive database that no one wants you to build — Disha Raychaudhuri

4. FOIA is my API — Matt Kiefer

5. 911, What’s Your Emergency: how insider knowledge of law enforcement has been an asset — Stacy Montemayor

6. How To Use Your Data Skills To Gain Financial Independence — Sean McMinn

7. My own worst enemy: Overcoming impostor syndrome* — Kate Martin

8. How to beat a serious case of the post-project blues — Christopher Baxter

9. Blindspotting: Covering communities you’re not a part of — Emmanuel Martinez

10. Save Student Newsrooms. How you can help the next generation of journalists — Caitlin Ostroff

Lightning Talks is sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

Speaker Bios

  • Sandhya Kambhampati is a data reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Most recently, she worked at ProPublica Illinois, where she uses statistics to uncover structural issues and abuses. At ProPublica, she co-reported on the widespread inaccuracies in Cook County's property tax assessment system, which was a 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Local Reporting. Before that, she was a Knight-Mozilla fellow at Correctiv and a database reporter at Chronicle of Higher Education. Twitter: @sandhya__k

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