Tell the Story of the Data: How Data Journalists Work and A Hands-on Workshop #IWD21

In this workshop, the participants first have the opportunity to explore the paradigm of data journalism. Then, the second part of the workshop will be hands-on. We will use Google's COVID-19 Open Data dataset on BigQuery, analyse and transform the data in Python notebooks (Colab), and visualise using Google Cloud Data Studio.

Mar 16, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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Workshop Summary

The pandemic has attracted a great amount of public attention to Data Journalism and Data Visualisation in general. In this workshop, the participants first have the opportunity to understand what data journalism is, how data reporters work and which techniques and practices might be useful for them when working and communicating data. Then, the second part of the workshop will be hands-on. We will use Google's COVID-19 Open Data dataset on BigQuery, analyse and transform the data using SQL or Python pandas, and visualise using Google Cloud Data Studio.

Note: This workshop will use Google technology - Colab, BigQuery and Data Studio - which will require a Google Account. We will ask you to share the email address you use for your Google Account before the workshop, in order to set up the exercise environment for you.

Audience Takeaway

  • The audience will know and understand the work of a data journalist, the processes and tools used in the media to work with data and will also learn about best practice for data visualisation and how to efficiently communicate the data.
  • The audience will be able to learn some essential technical skills to analyse, transform and visualise data using popular tools. 

When

When

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM UTC

Agenda

6:30 PMData journalism and its application outside the media
7:00 PMHands-on workshop- led by Yoyu (60 minutes)
8:00 PMQ&A & Networking

Speakers

  • Carmen Aguilar García

    Sky News (UK)

    Senior Data Journalist

  • Yoyu Li

    Infinite Whys Ltd

    Creative Technology Director

Host

  • Amanda Cavallaro

    Vonage

    Developer Advocate

Organizers

  • Amanda Cavallaro

    Vonage

    GDG Organizer

  • Saverio Terracciano

    GDG Cloud London // TIW Group Ltd

    GDG Organizer

  • Stefano Le Pera

    The Times

    GDG Organizer

  • Lorenzo Turrino

    Thirdfort

    GDG Organizer

  • Kubra Harmankaya

    Ford

    GDG Organizer

  • Natalie Godec

    Zencore

    GDG Organizer

  • Bruno Ripa

    Independent Consultant

    GDG Organizer

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