• Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

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

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

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

  • Thu
    27
    Jul
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

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

  • Thu
    20
    Jul
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    Today, we tackle soft skills: More and more we work with a virtual team, who's members are scattered around the country, or in cross boarder collaboration. How do we make this work. We are going to talk communication skills, leadership and tools. As allways, everyone is welcome to join!

  • Tue
    11
    Jul
    2017
    19:00 SIPGATE, Gladbacher Straße 74, Düsseldorf

    Wir sind zu Gast beim Webworker Meetup in Düsseldorf!

    Die Nerds im Newsroom sind auf dem Vormarsch: Datengetriebene Recherchen und der Trend zu mehr Programmierkompentenz ermöglichen neue Darstellungformen und Formate. Doch nicht immer, wenn Journalisten d3.js und Co bemühen, ist der Leser hinterher begeistert. Phil Ninh und Sophie Rotgeri, Datenjournalisten bei Journocode, zeigen gute und schlechte Beispiele für Interaktivität im Journalismus: Wie läuft die Umsetzung und wann ist es überhaupt sinnvoll?

     

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  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017
    19:00TU Dortmund: Vogelpothsweg 74, Newsroom "Pflichtlektüre"

    We will be talking about loading data dynamically using Ajax.

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

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

     

    Finding stories in data starts with finding the data itself – after all, it's difficult to make do without.

    So let's look at where to find data and how to build a network of data sources.

    For practice, we'll choose a topic and go on a little hunt for data together, presenting our findings to the group. Join us! This suited for beginners and advanced data people alike.

  • 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"