In addition to panels and hands-on classes, NICAR16 will also offer a number of other non-traditional sessions.
NICAR Conversations is a series of 1-hour sessions sponsored by SRCCON. The small-group discussions will have set agendas pitched by the facilitators before the conference. These sessions will be held in NICAR Commons (Colorado A).
10:15-11:15 a.m. | My own worst enemy - Overcoming imposter syndrome
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Rank that list, what JSchool Students need to know
12:45-1:45 p.m. | Automation v. humanization
9-10 a.m. | Meaningful metrics for journalism
10:15-11:15 a.m. | How should news apps teams respond to the era of distributed news?
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m | Investing in news, how do you ask for money?
12:45-1:45 p.m. | Managing burnout and exploring other professions
9-10 a.m. | Let's talk leadership
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Real talk for women in nerd journalism - Women only
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. | Inclusion solutions
You'll also be able to find the following sessions in NICAR Commons:
3:30-4:30 p.m. | Building reporting tools for reporters
2:15-3:15 p.m. | Using Trifacta to standardize and clean data: A demo session
2:15-5:45 p.m. California Code Rush
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | OpenElections hackathon
This year we're offering a new space in Colorado B-D where you can get help setting up your computer with a programming environment, installing security software, finding out how NICAR can help you with data analysis and more. Sessions include:
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Open Lab
10:15-11:15 a.m. | Custom analysis by IRE/NICAR
2:15-4:30 p.m. | Crypto Party
4:45-5:45 p.m. | Open Lab (repeat)