2013 CAR Conference

Lightning Talks

  • Event: 2013 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Derek Willis
  • Date/Time: Friday, March 1 at 4 p.m.
  • Location: Regency Center
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Sometimes you don't need 45 minutes to explain a useful technique or interesting resource. Join your colleagues for a session of short (5-minute) talks about doing CAR, Web development or other related topics. Anyone can suggest an idea, and the most popular talks will be given at this session. We'll provide a computer with Internet access and a projector, and the rest is up to you.

*5 algorithms in 5 minutes - Chase Davis

*Showing big datasets on small screens - Katie Park

*Django Retrained: Five ways coding like a Web developer can make you a better investigative reporter - Ben Welsh

*F@#$ing designers! - Aron Pilhofer & Miranda Mulligan

*Be Your own Nate Silver - Jeff Larson

*Let's make fun games for news - Sisi Wei

*Z-Scores: How you can compare apples with oranges - Rob Gebeloff

*Every State's Elections Are Weird - Jacob Harris

*Casino Driven Design - Al Shaw

*The soldering iron is the next great CAR tool. - Matt Waite

*You need ILENE - Jennifer LaFleur, featuring Jeff Larson


    Derek Willis has been an interactive developer for The Times since 2007, mainly working on politics. He is co-founder of OpenElections, a Knight Foundation funded project collecting election results data. He likes campaign finance, cricket and college football. @derekwillis

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