Learn to take filthy, stinking, messy data from an unhelpful government agency and transform it into something useful with the help of OpenRefine. If you often have to scrub and standardize huge spreadsheets, but you haven't delved into regular expressions, this program will change your life.
This session will be most useful if: You have some experience working with data in columns and rows, in spreadsheets or database managers.
Frederick Kaimann runs national syndication for all Advance properties from Advance Digital. He was a computer-assisted reporter and newsroom developer at the Star-Ledger and its affiliated website, nj.com<http://nj.com>. He specialized in elections, school statistics, demographics and unusual data analysis. He trained his newsroom and others in math for journalists, data analysis, data cleaning, challah, presentation tools and various production applications. He has won awards for writing and investigations and doesn’t know as much Python and Django as he’d like. @fkaimann
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