Bootcamps

Attend any one of these bootcamps to learn how to analyze data using spreadsheets and databases, map data, or use coding in your work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to work on during open lab time.

NICAR is a joint program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism.

Fellowships and scholarships are available to assist with the costs associated with attending a bootcamp. Go here for more details.

“Great program! You expanded my thinking on what is doable.” — Josh Wilson, WFTV-Orlando

 

Choose a bootcamp:

Data Journalism Bootcamps (Columbia, Mo)

Learn to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze information and translate that information into stories. These bootcamps are offered several times each year. In addition, NICAR provides followup help when participants return to their organizations. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.

March 23-27, 2020 – Register here

August 2-6, 2020 – Register here

Scholarships available and include the following:

  • IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary boot camp registration (up to $1,100 value)
  • Travel stipend (varies)

Scholarship details can be found here. Due date for the August bootcamp is May 18. Due date for March bootcamp has passed.

 

Data Viz Bootcamp (Columbia, Mo)

Learn how to uncover hidden stories and visualize them using Tableau at this intensive mini-bootcamp. IRE and NICAR trainers will show how to build rich charts and maps, and then weave them into interactive dashboards and stories that can shared on the web. Training will cover best practices in data viz and how to build responsive interactives. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.

 

Data Bootcamp for Educators (Chicago, Tuscon and Syracuse)

In these four-and-a-half day bootcamps, educators will receive hands-on training on spreadsheet and database skills — the same skills taught at IRE’s popular Data Journalism Bootcamps — with a focus on learning how to teach these tools in a college setting. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.

Loyola University (Chicago), July 28 – Aug. 1, 2020. Register! 

University of Arizona (Tucson), Jan. 5 – 9, 2021. Register! 

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), Summer 2021. Details coming soon.

Scholarships available for educators of color include the following:

  • IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary boot camp registration ($800 value)
  • Travel stipend ($1,500)

More scholarship details can be found here. Due date for July bootcamp is June 1.

 

Coding Bootcamps

In these two-and-a-half day bootcamps, participants will receive hands-on training on coding in Python or R, the two most popular coding languages used by journalists. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.

Python Bootcamp (Austin, Texas), April 17-19. Register!

R Bootcamp (New York), April 27-29. Register!

Scholarships available and include the following:

  • IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary boot camp registration (up to $1,100 value)

More scholarship details can be found here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Travel/Lodging for Columbia, MO:

More information on travel to and lodging options in Columbia.