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  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Alex Richards of NerdWallet; Marco Tulio Pires of Google; Natalia Mazotte of School of Data
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 3:20pm
  • Location: International 6-7
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

A breathless tour of the universe of free software that's available to help import, summarize, manage, graph and map your data. From statistical analysis in R and Python to geospatial analysis in QGIS, PostGIS, and Spatialite, we've got the tools for you.

This session is good for: Journalists held back by a shoestring software budget.

Speaker Bios

  • Marco is the News Lab Lead for Brazil & Latin America at the Google News Lab. Before joining Google in 2017, Marco was School of Data’s program manager. Marco cofounded in 2015 the first data journalism agency in Brazil, journalismo++, part of the international j++ network of data-driven agencies. Today he supports publishers, journalists and media entrepreneurs in Brazil and Latin America with the best Google can offer so that they can build the future of media and tell the best stories of our time. @mtrpires

  • Alex joined NerdWallet's public interest reporting team from Investigative Reporters & Editors, where as a training director he taught journalists around the country about best practices in investigative and data reporting. He previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and shared the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. @alexrichards

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