IRE Training Events

  • June 15, 2020

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    Online Data Journalism Mini-Bootcamp (June 15-16, 2020)

    ****This mini-bootcamp is full, you can add your name to the waiting list here.

    IRE is taking its trusted data journalism training online during the coronavirus pandemic. In this online mini-bootcamp, attendees will get a crash course in using spreadsheets to find stories, using Tableau to publish data visualizations, and other critical skills such as finding, gathering and cleaning data. Using real-world datasets and examples, the IRE training team will help attendees learn the technical steps to work with datasets, along with the analytical skills needed to find and bulletproof data-driven stories.

    No previous data experience is necessary to join this virtual bootcamp. After registration, attendees will receive instructions on setting up their computers with necessary software, and information on accessing the course materials and live videos. Sessions will be taught through Zoom.

    Attendees receive:

    *Two days of live instruction from the IRE training team, including video demonstrations, hands-on activities, and small-group workshops
    *Support to set up their home computers for data work
    *Open lab time to work on personal projects with one-on-one guidance from the trainers
    *Ongoing access to all videos recorded during the bootcamp, plus additional training videos and materials
    *An e-book filled with step-by-step instructions on using spreadsheets and Tableau
    *Practice datasets to continue learning 

    Tentative Schedule

    The workshop is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (CT) and end at 5 p.m. (CT) June 15 and June 16. An optional open lab will be held each day from 5:15-7:15 p.m. (CT). A tentative schedule with additional details can be found here.

    Bootcamp Registration Cost

    $250 (Attendees must be a current IRE member. IRE membership is $70 for professionals and $25 for students. Attendees must meet IRE membership terms)

    Registration

    Registration can be done by clicking on "click here to begin" which can be found below. Current or expired members will log into their profile. If you do not have a profile, you will be able to create one and then register for the event. Instructions will be found when clicking "click here to begin" which can be found below. 

    All cancellations must be sent via email to [email protected] There is a $75 processing fee for cancellations until the Wednesday prior to the event. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after this day.

  • June 18, 2020

    Columbia, Missouri

    2020 IRE Board of Directors meeting

    The IRE Board of Directors will meet online via Zoom from 2 - 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The meeting is open to all IRE members with current membership through June. 

    Members must register for the meeting. Registration can be done by clicking on "click here to begin," which can be found below. Current or expired members will log into their profile. If you do not have a profile, you will be able to create one and then register for the event. 

    All registered members will receive a personalized link to join the meeting closer to the call. Watch your email one day in advance. This email will also include the board packet for the meeting. For any questions, please email [email protected].

  • June 19, 2020

    Columbia, Missouri

    2020 IRE Board of Directors candidate forum

    A candidate forum for the IRE Board of Directors elections will be held at 6 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 19 — this year online via Zoom. Electronic online voting will be open until 5 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 20. Results will be announced after the IRE annual membership meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. EDT on June 20, also via Zoom.

    No registration is needed for the candidate forum, however registration is needed for the membership meeting. Additional details on the membership meeting including registration can be found here.

    You can access the Zoom meeting here. For any questions, please email [email protected].

  • June 20, 2020

    Columbia, Missouri

    2020 IRE Membership meeting

    IRE Board President Cheryl W. Thompson and IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix will lead a membership meeting online via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 20, 2020. 

    Members must register for the meeting. Registration can be done by clicking on "click here to begin," which can be found below. Current or expired members will log into their profile. If you do not have a profile, you will be able to create one and then register for the event.

    All registered members will receive a personalized link to join the meeting closer to the call. Watch your email one day in advance. For any questions, please email [email protected].

  • June 29, 2020

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    Online Data Journalism Mini-Bootcamp (June 29-30, 2020)

    ****This mini-bootcamp is full, you can add your name to the waiting list here.

    IRE is taking its trusted data journalism training online during the coronavirus pandemic. In this online mini-bootcamp, attendees will get a crash course in using spreadsheets to find stories, using Tableau to publish data visualizations, and other critical skills such as finding, gathering and cleaning data. Using real-world datasets and examples, the IRE training team will help attendees learn the technical steps to work with datasets, along with the analytical skills needed to find and bulletproof data-driven stories.

    No previous data experience is necessary to join this virtual bootcamp. After registration, attendees will receive instructions on setting up their computers with necessary software, and information on accessing the course materials and live videos. Sessions will be taught through Zoom.

    Attendees receive:

    *Two days of live instruction from the IRE training team, including video demonstrations, hands-on activities, and small-group workshops
    *Support to set up their home computers for data work
    *Open lab time to work on personal projects with one-on-one guidance from the trainers
    *Ongoing access to all videos recorded during the bootcamp, plus additional training videos and materials
    *An e-book filled with step-by-step instructions on using spreadsheets and Tableau
    *Practice datasets to continue learning 

    Tentative Schedule

    The workshop is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (CT) and end at 5 p.m. (CT) June 29 and June 30. An optional open lab will be held each day from 5:15-7:15 p.m. (CT). A tentative schedule with additional details can be found here.

    Bootcamp Registration Cost

    $250 (Attendees must be a current IRE member. IRE membership is $70 for professionals and $25 for students. Attendees must meet IRE membership terms)

    Registration

    Registration can be done by clicking on "click here to begin" which can be found below. Current or expired members will log into their profile. If you do not have a profile, you will be able to create one and then register for the event. Instructions will be found when clicking "click here to begin" which can be found below. 

    All cancellations must be sent via email to [email protected] There is a $75 processing fee for cancellations until the Wednesday prior to the event. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after this day.