Turning data into scoops: Up your game (with import.io and infogr.am)

  • March 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Data is a diamond mine for journalists -- if only you can locate the gems. Come learn how to turn data into scoops, and operate some of the newest tools for data wizardry. 

We'll explore how journalists and others can access once inaccessible data on the web, and then launch into a hands-on workshop with the folks from import.io and Infogr.am. Bring your favorite dataset, or get your hands dirty with one of ours  (Data.gov alone boasts 85,000). We'll turn data into stuff you can use. 

Import•io transforms websites into datasets or APIs in minutes (no more staring at PDFs) and infogr.am is one of the simplest applications for making infographics (1 million strong and growing).  

The event is designed to broaden your perspective and help take you to the the next level as a data journalist and savvy hacker.  


7p-730p: Beers, snacks and talk amongst yourselves 

730p-830p: Discussion and workshop

830p-9p: More networking

Location: Runway, 1355 Market Street, Suite 488, San Francisco, CA 94103


import•io is a tool that allows anyone to turn a website into a dataset or API in minutes — without writing any code. Import.io collects and analyses data from across the web, so journalists can improve the quality of their reporting, discover new trends and analyze historical data. 

Andrew Fogg is co-founder and Evangelist at  San Francisco-based import.io spreading its mission to structure the web and democratize access to web data. His data background includes Microsoft Research, Barclays Capital, Cambridge University, The Wellcome Trust and Technology Innovation at RBS. 

Infogr.am is the simplest application for making infographics. Create interactive infographics in minutes, embed them in articles, and share. With close to a million infographics and counting, it’s the fastest growing data visualization community in the world. 

Mikko Jarvenpaa has been involved with infogr.am from its earliest days . His background is in product marketing from Google and research and management consulting with both startups and enterprises, as well as infogr.am’s investor HackFwd.

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  • Maggie S.

    Do we need to bring a laptop?

    March 20, 2014

  • Marin P.

    I'm a recovering journo who's now at Staance.com working on social engagement. Let's talk about stuff.

    March 19, 2014

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