Tools for cracking PDFs

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Danielle Cervantes of InquireFirst
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 10:10am
  • Location: M109
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Ever receive a FOIA response that has all the data you want -- but in PDF files? Ever try accessing that data in Excel or database software? In this session you'll get hands-on experience cracking PDFs so you can analyze the data for stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Cervantes is an investigative reporter and data editor for San Diego investigative non-profit InquireFirst. She teaches investigative reporting and data journalism at Point Loma Nazarene University. Her current work centers on water infrastructure and safety. As data specialist at The San Diego Union-Tribune, she investigated stimulus spending, campaign finance, demographics, government contracting, disaster recovery and management of public assets. @sddatadiva

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