Getting started with Python (repeat session)

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ryan Nagle of Institute for Nonprofit News; Marcos Vanetta of Conde Nast; Aaron Williams of The Washington Post
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 2:10pm
  • Location: M104
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Want to upgrade your data skills? Come learn the Python programming language for a three-hour span. Geared toward beginners, this class with go over language basics and introduce you to key concepts. You'll then take your new Python skills and learn how to read, manipulate and analyze data from a spreadsheet.

This session is good for: People who know their way around a computer and are ready to dive into programming. All are welcome, though some familiarity with spreadsheets and the command line will certainly help.

Speaker Bios

  • Ryan is a News Applications Developer at Institute for Nonprofit News. He's responsible for developing, deploying and supporting software for network members. His efforts focus on Project Largo — a responsive WordPress theme tailored for news organizations — and other open source tools to help members better present their journalism. @ryannagle

  • Marcos Vanetta is a biomedical engineer truly passionate about software and technology. He is an experienced web developer and an open source enthusiast. Marcos is an active member of the Hacks/Hackers community in Buenos Aires and the lead developer of Mapa76 (aka Analice.me). He works for The Texas Tribune as a Knight Mozilla Fellow. You can find him in a rock & roll concert or at your closest hackathon. Follow him @malev or at codingnews.info

  •  Aaron Williams is a reporter who specializes in data analysis and visualization for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, he covered housing, campaign finance, police and local politics for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Center for Investigative Reporting. @aboutaaron

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