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Journocoders NYC

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Journocoders NYC is a monthly meetup for journalists and others working in the media to learn and share technical skills for use in their reporting. That might be data analysis as part of an investigation, scraping data from government websites, building data visualisations to better tell a story, or something else entirely.

This month Journocoders NYC will be hopping on the virtual reality bandwagon, learning how to create a 3D VR simulation of the surface of Mars.

We’ll be following a tutorial written by Armand Emamdjomeh of the LA Times. When you finish, you’ll basically have a simplified version of the publication’s “Discovering Gale Crater” (http://graphics.latimes.com/mars-gale-crater-vr/) interactive. You’ll also have a taste of what Three.js (http://threejs.org) can do.

Make sure to bring a laptop along (Mac or Linux machines are preferable, but Windows is ok too) as this will be a practical, hands-on workshop. No programming experience is required, but we strongly recommend having a grasp of HTML and JavaScript fundamentals. Codecademy has good introductory tutorials (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-html).

Oh, and make sure to join the collaborative doc (https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/Journocoders-NYC-September-2018–AKu3yV6i2_bgM5O7FQA5rXdVAQ-oLWdOROS0B8tiSgYnwO7p) for the event!

This event is kindly hosted by the Brown Institute at Columbia Journalism School, and refreshments are sponsored by The Wall Street Journal.


7.00: Doors open

7.30: Show & tell

7.40: Tutorial

9.00: Drinks!



September 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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Brown Institute @ Columbia
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Brown Institute at Columbia
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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