• Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    22
    Jun
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017
    Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    NDR Fernsehen, Hugh-Greene-Weg 1, 22527 Hamburg

    Find us at the annual netzwerk recherche conference in Hamburg.

    See you there!

     

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    Mechelen, Belgium

    Visit us at the Dataharvest European Investigative Journalism Conference in Mechelen. It's going to be a tremendous event. See you there!

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    The busy squirrels with gather to collect some new material for our tool collection, our DDJ dictionary and our tutorial space.

  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Kira will give a little introduction to rvest, a handy R library that lets you easily scrape a website's source code.

  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    09
    Feb
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    What is a mean? And how is it different from a median? An introduction to statistics for beginners.

  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Our weekly get togethers on thursday evenings are open to everyone!

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Moritz will talk about how you can protect your privacy online. We'll learn about encrypted mailing and set up PGP keys together.

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2016
    19:00Room 3.428, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, TU Dortmund

    Open Street Map is an open source map service. It has everything your heart desires, geo-data wise. Let's figure out how to get some data from it!

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016
    19:00Room 3.428, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, TU Dortmund

    Now that Sakander has put together a script for scraping Facebook search results, we'll go through that step by step and see what we learn.

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2016
    19:00Room 3.428, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, TU Dortmund

    We'll look at how the Facebook Graph Search works and develop a way to scrape the results with the Python "requests" library.

  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016
    Mechelen, Belgium

    Visit us at the Dataharvest European Investigative Journalism Conference in Mechelen. It's going to be great. See you there!

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    19:00Room 3.427, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Dortmund

    Need a quick website for your next event? Marie will teach you how to build one yourself using the framework Jekyll.

  • Thu
    12
    May
    2016
    19:00Newsroom Pflichtlektüre, TU Dortmund

    Our favourite designer will give a crash course in Adobe Illustrator.

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2016
    19:00Room 3.427, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Dortmund

    Marie will teach us how to tidy, summarize and analyze datasets in R — with just a few lines of code. An introduction to the R packages dplyr and tidyr.

  • Thu
    14
    Apr
    2016
    19:00Das Unperfekthaus, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 18, 45127 Essen

    Time for a journocode field trip: We'll visit the Code for Ruhrgebiet meetup in Essen. More Info.

  • Thu
    07
    Apr
    2016
    19:00Room 3.427, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Dortmund

    Sak will give an introduction to the data visualization software Gephi. We'll take a look at party donations in Germany and create a network graph showing who donates and to whom. Let's see what we find.

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2016
    19:00Room 3.427, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Dortmund

    Kira will give an introduction to the JavaScript library Highcharts. We'll learn about its basic structure, how to use the documentation and we'll code some interactive graphics ourself.

  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2016
    19:00Room 3.427, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Dortmund

    Journocoder Elena will give an introduction to notebooks. We'll learn...

    • ...how to use a Jupyter notebook as a console and editor
    • ...how to deal with and manipulate basic data structures in Python
  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2016
    19:00 - 22:00Huyssenallee 11, 45128 Essen

    Journocode field trip to the meetup for data driven journalism in NRW, organized by correctiv.org. With input by:

    • Ada Homolova, @naberacka, data journalist @oneworldnl, Amsterdam
    • Michael Hörz, @data_meining, data journalist / trainer, Berlin
    • Simon Jockers, @sjockers, data journalist @correctiv_org, Berlin

    More info here.

  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2016
    19:00Room 3.427, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Dortmund

    Journocoder Sak will give a little introduction to the open source programming language Python. We'll do some basic computing and try out a nice little package on entity analysis.

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016
    19:00Room 3.427, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Dortmund

    Let's make some pretty graphics in R. Marie will talk about the ggplot2 package. We'll learn about

    • the "grammar of graphics"
    • creating and editing basic ggplot graphics

     

  • Thu
    04
    Feb
    2016
    19:00Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Dortmund

    Time to step out of the R comfort zone! This week, we'll talk HTML & CSS basics.

  • Thu
    28
    Jan
    2016
    19:00 - 22:00Huyssenallee 11, 45128 Essen

    The first meetup for data driven journalism in NRW, organized by correctiv.org. With input by:

    • Our very own Marie-Louise Timcke (@datentaeterin), who will talk about Journocode and her own projects
    • Moritz Klack from Berliner Morgenpost Interaktiv
    • Stefan Wehrmeyer from correctiv and fragdenstaat.de

    More info here.

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2016
    19:00

    Last week, we built some nice maps in R using leaflet and the web application framework shiny. Now it's time to

    • practice R graphics some more
    • host them online for everyone to see

     

  • Thu
    14
    Jan
    2016
    19:00

    Since R is entirely open source, people have created wonderful extensions for your coding experience.

    We'll take a look at one of those: Shiny, a framework for R that lets you create web applications without relying on HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.

  • Thu
    07
    Jan
    2016
    19:00

    To get started in 2016, we're honing our data cleaning and visualization skills with a little exercise: Analyzing our journocode group chat! Skills we'll need:

    • Pre-cleaning data in Excel
    • Cleaning datasets in R
    • Visualizing data with the ggplot2 package
  • Thu
    17
    Dec
    2015
    19:00

    Sometimes, your code is just so good, you want to run it again and again and again.. say, over all the rows of a data frame. That's when you need loops. We're taking a look at:

    • for(), while() and repeat() loops
    • Loop functions of the apply() family
  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2015
    19:00

    It's one thing to write code, it's another thing to share it with the world. Sakander talks us through the basics of version control with Git and Github, including

    • Initializing and handling repositories
    • Creating and solving issues with your code
    • Committing changes
    • Creating and merging pull requests
  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2015
    19:00

    Automate everything! Today we'll write our first very own functions using R.

  • Thu
    26
    Nov
    2015
    19:00

    Marie talks graphics and packages!
    R can do a lot more than just add and subtract. In this meeting, we learn how to

    • Easily make simple graphics using the built-in R graphics functions
    • Install and load new R packages
    • Get to know new packages. Example: GoogleVis
  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2015
    19:00

    Time to put those new R skills to work! Using actual data on applications for asylum made in Germany this year, Kira shows how to

    • Get an overview of available data
    • Find interesting characteristics
    • Answer basic questions about your dataset

    Code along, we put the entire exercise online here.

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2015
    19:00

    The very first journocode meeting! Marie starts us off with an intro to the statistical programming language R. We're looking at:

    • Why R is valuable to journalists
    • How to set up R
    • Some basic functions and calculations

    To learn with us, read "R crash course: Getting started"