Excel CARwash: Cleaning dirty data

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Brett Murphy of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 5:00pm
  • Location: River Oaks B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Dirty data lurk everywhere. We'll walk through some integrity checks to help diagnose problems with your data and learn how to deal with some of the most common problems, including standardizing misspelled names.

This session is good for: People with some experience working with data in columns and rows, in spreadsheets or database managers.

Speaker Bios

  • Brett Murphy is a reporter on USA TODAY’s investigations desk. His most recent series on worker exploitation and lease-to-own contracts in the port trucking industry was Pulitzer finalist for national reporting. Brett previously covered courts, hurricanes and mass-shootings for the Naples Daily News and worked at Investigative Reporters and Editors as a Google NewsLab fellow. He also co-founded Local Matters, a weekly newsletter curating the best investigative reporting around the country. His email is brett.murphy@usatoday.com

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