Mastering Google Sheets: Web scraping, running scripts and other tricks (Saturday) **pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Frank Bi of Vox Media
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 15 at 3:00pm
  • Location: River Oaks A
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Skill level: Beginner

Google Sheets is more than just free spreadsheet software to organize and store data. In this hands-on session will start with pivot tables and conditional formatting but through examples, we'll also learn how to scrape data in seconds without code, automate menial tasks with macros, write custom spreadsheet formulas as well as how to send emails, geocode addresses, translate text and more – all through the power of Google Sheets. 

Preregistration is required and seating is limited.  Laptops will be provided for the training.

Workshop prerequisites: You should be familiar with using spreadsheets and formulas.

Speaker Bios

  • Frank Bi is a storytelling engineer at Vox Media in New York City where he works on innovative storytelling projects for the web. He is also a Google News Initiative trainer, teaching journalists at newsrooms and conferences across the country on utilizing free journalism tools. Frank is the Asian American Journalists Association's VP of Journalism Programs.

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