Build your first news app (Saturday) *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ben Welsh of Los Angeles Times; Derek Willis of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 9:00am
  • Location: M102
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This is a continuation of Friday's hands-on workshop.  Preregistered attendees only.

Speaker Bios

  • Ben is the editor of the Data and Graphics Department in the Los Angeles Times newsroom. The team of reporters and computer programmers works together to collect, organize, analyze and present large amounts of information. He is also a co-founder of the California Civic Data Coalition, a network of journalists and computer programmers dedicated to opening up public data, and the leader of PastPages, an open-source effort to better archive digital news. @palewire

  • Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections. He previously worked as a developer and reporter at The New York Times, a database editor at The Washington Post, and at the Center for Public Integrity and Congressional Quarterly. He began his journalism career at The Palm Beach Post. He is a co-founder of OpenElections, a project to collect and publish election results from all 50 states.

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