DC Area Online News Association Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • May 4, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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This month's meetup is in cooperation with Hacks and Hackers. The best approach for data? You've got a huge dataset and you're not sure what to do with it. Dumping mountains of data on your readers isn't an option, so how do you make sure you're analyzing, synthesizing and presenting that data in the best way possible? Learn about how The New York Times approached one such project — Toxic Waters, which has won several major journalism awards — from Derek Willis at this month's meetup. Willis, a member of the Times' Interactive News Technology team, will discuss his role as a data journalist/developer and walk through the project.

Thanks to David Johnson at AU for hosting and Greg Linch of Publish 2 for organizing the program.

USA Today has graciously agreed to underwrite the cost of drinks and snacks.

Hope to see you at American in May for a cool evening of hacking + journalism! Cheers,
Laura, Tiffany and Matt

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good networking!

    May 5, 2010

  • Emma Carew G.

    Probably the best meetup I've been to yet. Programming varies since the group itself is so varied. But the project walk through with @derekwillis hit everyone in the audience (imo) - both in laymens terms, and from the tech/data side.

    May 5, 2010

  • Greg L.

    Great speaker (Derek Willis), great venue (AU), great post-meetup spot (and that place was outdoors, w00t!)

    May 5, 2010

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