With tight newsroom budgets, open-source software comes at the right price: free. This year’s Computer-Assisted Reporting conference March 11-14 in Phoenix offers several new hands-on classes:
Full conference details and registration information are online at http://data.nicar.org/CAR2010. Register now and reserve a hotel room before the Feb. 8 deadline for the IRE room block at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix.
In addition to the new open-source classes, the CAR conference also will feature hands-on training with Census data, as well as core offerings in Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, ArcView map, Google maps and SPSS statistical analysis software.
Regardless of your CAR experience, you’ll find hands-on classes to learn new skills that you can put to work immediately in your newsroom.
Check out the full list online at http://data.nicar.org/conference/schedule/7/999/1.
In addition to hands-on software training, the CAR conference also will feature dozens of panels with journalists and educators sharing tips, success stories and advice on the full range of investigative topics.