Data and Computational Journalism for Developers

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Proposal
Short Form
Intermediate

Excerpt

In this talk, I'll introduce the concepts of data and computational journalism, and I'll talk about the open source tools I've collected. For those wishing to go further, I'll provide tools and hands-on training in a BOF session or during the unconference.

Description

The term “data journalism” has come into prominence over the past year. And a larger discipline, “computational journalism”, has evolved from what used to be called “computer-assisted reporting.” Much of the current work in data and computational journalism is done with open source software. There are job openings for data journalism developers and grant funds for open source data and computational journalism projects. Computational journalism is an idea whose time has come.

In this talk, I’ll introduce the concepts of data and computational journalism, and I’ll talk about the open source tools I’ve collected. For those wishing to go further, I’ll provide tools and hands-on training in the Hacker Lounge, a BOF session or during the unconference.

October 2011 Communications of the ACM: Computational Journalism
Data Journalism Developer Studio
Computational Journalism Server

Speaking experience

I'm a relative newcomer to formal conference speaking. My last major conference was the CMG conference in 2008, where I presented research on models of Linux I/O. I also presented two derived sessions at LinuxCon 2009, "Modelling the Linux Block I/O Layer For Enterprise Applications":https://events.linuxfoundation.org/lc09o19 and "Linux Server Profiling: Using Open Source Tools For Bottleneck Analysis":https://events.linuxfoundation.org/lc09to5

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