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Scenes from the 2015 Lightning Talks

Another year, another packed house for Lightning Talks. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success. In the coming weeks we’ll be uploading videos from the talks and posting them here, on our conference blog.

Darla Cameron from the Washington Post, listens to the introductions at NICAR 2015 Lightning Talks, which were the culmination of Friday's sessions. Cameron's talk was titled "The end of maps, in 7 charts."

 

Sisi Wei, of ProPublica, organizes presentations before the lightning talks start on Friday.

 

Jeremy Bowers, of the New York Times, watches a lightning talk presenattion as he ...

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2015 Lightning Talk winners announced

Thanks to everyone who pitched and voted on the 2015 Lightning Talks. Here are the talks we’ll be hearing Friday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. You can read more about them on our Lightning Talks page.

  • The end of maps, in 7 charts — Darla Cameron
  • Beautiful Satellite Images in 5 Minutes — Jeff Larson
  • 10 Things I Hate About You — Lily Mihalik and Anthony Pesce
  • Stop trying to multitask. You’re terrible at it. — Chris Canipe
  • 5 data visualizations - each in 5 lines or less of R code — Sharon Machlis
  • Seven awesome features you will want in your ...
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Vote for the Lightning Talks you want to see in Atlanta

Lightning Talks 2014 | Photo by Travis Hartman

Thanks to everyone who submitted a Lighting Talk idea for the 2015 CAR Conference. Now it’s time to narrow the more than 50 ideas down to the 10 talks we'll hear in Atlanta. Go online and vote for your favorite proposals. The polls close at 11:59 pm (Eastern) on Feb. 22.

What are Lightning Talks? Lightning Talks are 5-minute presentations on topics wide and varied. NICAR attendees can submit and vote on the talks, and the 10 with the most votes will be presented on Friday, March 6 at 4 ...

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Seeking ideas for CAR 2015 Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are back for CAR 2015 in Atlanta!

Got an idea for a talk? Pitch your idea by Feb. 15 at lightningtalks.ire.org.

Lightning Talks are 5-minute presentations on topics wide and varied. NICAR attendees can submit and vote on the talks, and the 10 with the most votes will be presented on Friday, March 6 at 4:30 pm.

Need some inspiration? Watch the 2013 and 2014 Lightning Talks.

Still not convinced? Read this piece by 2015 Lighting Talks moderator Sisi Wei.

A note for Lightning Talk veterans: We've added a new rule about the number ...

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Let the CAR Conference countdown begin…

We can’t wait to see hundreds of you one week from today at the 2014 CAR Conference in Baltimore. It’s shaping up to be a great couple of days.

Here’s a preview of some of the great speakers, sessions and events you can look forward to:

 

KENDALL TAGGART

Taggart, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, will talk about investigating not-so-good nonprofits during a session at 9 am Friday, Feb. 28.

Listen to her talk about the value of former IT employees in this clip from the 2013 Hawaii Watchdog Workshop. Former employees can tell you if a ...

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Seeking ideas for 2014 CAR Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are back for CAR 2014 in Baltimore!

Got an idea for a talk? Submit it here: http://ire.aronpilhofer.com/

Lightning Talks are 5-minute presentations on topics wide and varied. If you'd like to submit a talk, please use the form linked above. We ask that only folks who are attending NICAR vote on the submissions, and we'll hear the most popular ones on Friday, Feb. 28 at the conference. Check out highlights from the 2013 Lightning Talks in Louisville, Ky. here.

To submit a talk, you must register at the link above. Voting closes on ...

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Relive the 2013 Lightning Talks

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.

Relive the 2013 Lightning Talks, one by one.

Photos from Lightning Talks

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 ...

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2013 CAR lightning talks chosen

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 ...
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