Short and sweet, Lightning Talks have become a highlight of the CAR conference. In Louisville this year they played to an overflow crowd at the biggest NICAR yet. And this year, attendee Fernando Diaz of Hoy Chicago captured them on video. Hear Ben rant. Be Nate Silver. Make games for news. Learn a new language.
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Lightning Talks moderator Derek Willis of the New York Times kicks off the event filled with fast paced, pithy presentations. Organized by Willis and New York Times colleague Aron Pilhofer, lightning talks debuted at the 2010 CAR Conference in Phoenix and have grown in popularity -- this year's lightning talks had an overflow crowd.
Ben Welsh of the Los Angeles Times channels Lewis Black during his lightning talk "Django Retrained: Five ways coding like a Web developer can make you a better investigative reporter."
The Lightning Talks was a packed event, with the audience spilling out into the hallway. Other ...Read more ...
Lightning talks for CAR 2013 in Louisville were announced today on the NICAR Listserv. The following talks are slated for 4 p.m. Friday in Regency Center:
- 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 ...