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Thursday, October 8 • 16:30 - 17:30
Data Track: Basic Coding for Journalists

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You can take your journalism many steps further if you learn to code. You can build web scrapers, you can clean and analyze data, and you can build visualizations. If programming doesn't scare you, you'll find that by adding a bit code to many online services, you'll get a much better result.

It's not hard to code. It can actually be quite fun.

In this session you'll get an introduction to the fundamentals of programming. If you plan to go to later sessions on programming web scrapers, and if you have no prior knowledge of programming, you might want to start with this session.

The trainer of the session, Tommy Kaas, is a journalist, who taught himself to code to create web scrapers.

Bring your own laptop to the session.

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Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.
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Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas og Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter: @tbkaas

Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

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