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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 Homolová

Proud coordinator of the data skills training 📊, ARENA, Follow The Money, Lost in Europe
Adriana is a freelance data journalist, trainer and public spending nerd. At Dataharvest, she coordinates the data skills training. At other times, she writes scrapers and investigates European Union for Follow The Money's Bureau Brussel and collects data on missing children in migration... Read More →
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Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is editor of Kaas & Mulvad (founded 2007), who specializes in finding news and patterns in complex data and presenting the results online. Tommy has many years of experience from a number of Danish media and from training Data Journalism, including as lecturer at the Journalism... Read More →

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

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