Squirrel wishlist 2020: Tell us what you need from Journocode

Squirrel wishlist 2020: Tell us what you need from Journocode

Hey squirrel friends!

We’re in the process of reorganizing Journocode. Big announcements are coming soon – stay tuned! Unfortunately, that means that this year, we didn’t get around to making our Journocode DDJ Advent Calendar. But we still want to give you something. So this year, you get to make a wishlist: What do you want from Journocode? More workshops, more tutorials, specific topics you’re interested in? We’d love to hear from all of you.

JournoCon 2018: A data-driven conference

JournoCon 2018: A data-driven conference
JournoCon 2018

We are excited to announce our first one-day data journalism boot camp/conference in Berlin! If you’re a German-speaking person interested in data-driven stuff, be sure to check it out! We offer workshops, talks and discussions around every step of the data-driven workflow.

Note: Dear English-speaking person! We’re sorry, but this event will be held in German. Stay tuned for our next events, though. There will definitely be some in English!

Go to Project

Hello, World!

This is exciting! We’re very happy to announce that our website — this website — is finally up and running. Here you will find documentation and tutorials from all our meetings as well as info on our projects and upcoming events.

We are journocode, a group of journalists and computer scientists from Dortmund, Germany. We’ve been meeting since October to code for journalism. We’re especially invested in data driven journalism and want to teach ourselves and everyone who is interested the skills it takes to tell stories with data. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • basic programming skills in languages including R, JavaScript, Python and more
  • getting and processing data properly
  • visualizing data beautifully and correctly

We are committed to the concept of Open Knowledge and Open Data, which is why we will not only upload a summary of our weekly meetings here on journocode.com, but will also make any useful code available on our GitHub page.

Over the next few days, we will subsequently add documentation on our previous meetings. So stay tuned for resources on Programming with R and an intro to Version control with Git.

You can also follow us and our members on twitter. If you have any comments, want to learn or teach with us or just want to say hi, feel free to contact us.


the journocode team