Just enough Django: Distributed data entry in the newsroom (pre-registered attendees only)

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ken Schwencke of ProPublica; Ben Welsh of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: M102
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Ben Welsh presents a step-by-step guide to creating a simple web application that empowers you to enlist reporters in data entry and refinement. The 3-hour, hands-on tutorial will teach you how to take advantage of the Django Web framework's powerful administration panel, without bothering with all the other web developer crap. You will learn how to design database tables, load in data and quickly create a system for others to improve it. Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

**Prerequisites: If you have a good attitude and know how to take a few code crashes in stride, you are qualified for this class.

Attendees must be registered for the conference to attend this workshop.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Ken Schwencke is a journalist and developer on ProPublica's news apps team, covering hate crimes and election administration. Previously, he worked on The New York Times’ interactive news team and the Los Angeles Times data desk. @schwanksta

  • Ben Welsh is the editor of the Data Desk, a team of reporters and computer programmers in the Los Angeles Times newsroom. He is also an organizer of the California Civic Data Coalition, an network of journalists working to open public data, and the founder of PastPages, an open-source archive dedicated to better preserving digital news.

Related Tipsheets

No tipsheets have yet been uploaded for this event.