• 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