February 25, 2015

INN Members Big on Sharing at NICAR

INN members love to share. You'll be able to learn from quite a few of your fellow INN members at next month's NICAR conference in Atlanta. By our latest count, 34 staffers from INN and our members are scheduled to speak on panels or give hands-on classes at the conference. That number likely will keep growing as more panels are finalized and lightning talks are voted on ahead of the conference March 5-8.

Reporters, editors and technologists will be sharing best practices on all kinds of data analysis, mapping, statistics, news app development and design, programming, and newsroom management.

Here is a full list (alphabetized by organization name) of your fellow INN members who will be speaking at the conference.  You can read the panel descriptions and check out the schedule here or view the entire speaker list here.

For the uninitiated, NICAR (the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting) is one of two annual conferences hosted by Investigative Reporters and Editors. NICAR, in early March each year, focuses on computer assisted reporting such as data journalism and programming, while the IRE conference, in June, takes a broader view of investigative reporting techniques.

Name Organization Session
Brandon Quester Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Secrets of Covering Money (Sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism)
Matt Kiefer Better Government Association Joining and advanced operations in SQLite, Useful command line tools for reporters
Jennifer LaFleur Center for Investigative Reporting Game of life: Data from day one to the day you die, Getting it the rightest you can, Map Camp (pre-registered attendees only), Stat-a-thon
Michael Corey Center for Investigative Reporting Mapping 2: Manipulating and editing geographic data with QGIS, Using data to detect environmental dangers
Aaron Williams Center for Investigative Reporting Visual journalism for tiny news desks
Ben Wieder Center for Public Integrity (Keep) following the money on state and local politics, So they bought a federal candidate, now what?
Adam Schweigert INN How to build a happy team
Kaeti Hinck INN Visual journalism for tiny news desks
David Donald Investigative Reporting Workshop Stat-a-thon, Stats: Logistic regression
Pam Dempsey Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Getting started with Access
Brant Houston Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Data journalism in the university: Making the paradigm shift, Teaching data journalism: Your best ideas
AJ Vicens Mother Jones How I learned to take command of the command line: A journalist's guide to getting started
Jaeah Lee Mother Jones Visual journalism for tiny news desks
Mike Tigas ProPublica Amazon cloud basics (repeat session), Data alchemy
Lena Groeger ProPublica Design/Viz: What to do, and what not to do, Making timelines, On repeat: How to use loops to explain anything
Annie Waldman ProPublica First steps with R (repeat session)
T Christian MIller ProPublica Getting started with open-source database manager MySQL
Sisi Wei ProPublica How to draw the Internet: Better interactives through paper prototyping, Jobs and career straight-talk: For (and by) young'uns only, Lightning Talks (Sponsored by the Knight Foundation), What the hell is R and all the other questions you’re afraid to ask
Nicole Hannah-Jones ProPublica Humanizing numbers
Ryan Gabrielson ProPublica Humanizing numbers
Ryann Grochowski Jones ProPublica Life after Excel and Access - the next steps in data journalism
Eric Sagara ProPublica Life after Excel and Access - the next steps in data journalism, Web inspector for complex scrapes
Cezary Podkul ProPublica Municipal Bonds 101
Olga Pierce ProPublica Risk assessment basics, Simple stats in Excel
Al Shaw ProPublica Ruby 1: Introduction
Jeff Larson ProPublica Ruby 2: Acquiring and transforming data
Charles Ornstein ProPublica The new ecosystem of health care data
Brent Jones St. Louis Public Radio Flying solo: When your data “team” is just you
Robert Lannon Sunlight Foundation Getting started with machine learning
Jacob Fenton Sunlight Foundation So they bought a federal candidate, now what?
Ryan Murphy Texas Tribune Automate your development life: Build and deploy with Yeoman and Grunt
Becca Aaronson Texas Tribune How to build a happy team, Teach yourself to code, Teach yourself to code (repeat session)
Abe Handler The Lens Red alert: Tools to automatically generate story leads
Thomas Thoren The Lens Red alert: Tools to automatically generate story leads