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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.

Speakers
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Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter... 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 with a track record of finding creative ways to use technology in media, government and civil society organizations. He has served as Code for... Read More →
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Nils Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he was executive director of the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, Dicar. From 2001-2015 he worked as associate professor at The Danish School of Media and Journalism. With former IRE-director Brant Houston he was the main responsible for the two first Global Investigative Journalism Conferences in 2001 and 2003 in Copenhagen and was co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism... Read More →


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

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