Saturday, November 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
An Overview of Python

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This low-key, beginner-level session will offer a slow-paced introduction to the Python programming language.

You'll learn how to write and run a Python script, and you’ll leave with a basic understanding of data types, common use cases and some examples of how journalists are using programming to scrape data from websites and solve reporting problems. You’ll also learn strategies for overcoming common obstacles for a beginning programmer.

Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

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Tommy Kaas

Editor / Partner, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is editor of Kaas & Mulvad (founded 2007), who specializes in finding news and patterns in complex data and presenting the results online. Tommy has many years of experience from a number of Danish media and from training Data Journalism, including as lecturer at the Journalism... Read More →
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David Lemayian

Lead Technologist, Code for Africa
ICFJ Knight Fellow David Lemayian leads the development of journalistic tools and software for Code for Africa. His projects help local newsrooms to produce innovative storytelling and to increase engagement with their audiences across platforms.Lemayian is an experienced technologist... Read More →
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Nils Mulvad

Partner and CEO, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad is currently a partner and CEO at Kaas & Mulvad, and focuses on FOI, data gathering and media development. Mulvad is also a co-founder of the Global Network for Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,