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July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

For the second Journocoders NYC, we’ll be exploring the web-based coding notebook service Observable. This is a fairly new online platform, but Observable notebooks are already being used to produce lightweight interactive explainers and live code samples. If you’ve ever used Jupyter Notebooks, Observable may feel familiar – except that it’s for JavaScript code instead of Python.

Bring a laptop as this will be a hands-on, practical workshop. We’ll be following Mike Bostock’s series of introductory tutorials, which are themselves written in Observable notebooks. No programming experience is needed, although if you haven’t written JavaScript before we recommend going through Introduction to JavaScript on Codecademy.

Make sure you’re signed up to Dropbox to view our shared doc (https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/Journocoders-NYC-July-2018-hPMuUxeelka8Dtm61RQF2) and add links to anything data or journalism-related you’ve seen or worked on to the show and tell section!

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!


July 12, 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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