Publish, explore, and understand data with Count

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This month we'll be learning how to publish, explore, and understand data using a new tool called Count.

Count (https://count.co/) is a new data publishing platform which aims to make it easier and quicker to explore data online, collaborate with others, and share discoveries. It uses a combination of drag and drop and simple code to be easy to learn yet powerful. The tool is currently in early testing so attendees will be getting early access.

We'll be working as a group to delve into a comprehensive dataset of the movie industry to discover the trends which are shaping how we watch and experience cinema. We'll familiarise ourselves with the data, identify what questions we want to ask, analyse and interpret the results, then share our findings and see what others have discovered. There will also be an opportunity to provide feedback on Count.

Bring a laptop along as this a practical, hands-on workshop. No programming experience is required. You don't need anything installed on your computer.

Make sure you're signed up to Dropbox to view our shared doc (https://bit.ly/journocoders-nov-2019). Then please add links to the show and tell section! These can be stories, analysis, announcements -- anything you think others might be interested in.

Schedule

7:00 🚪 Doors open
7:30 🗣 Show and tell
7:40 💻 Tutorial
9:00 🍺 Drinks at the George

What is Journocoders?

Journocoders is a monthly meetup for journalists and others working in the media to learn and share technical skills for use in their reporting. We aim to bring the culture of knowledge sharing from the tech industry to journalism and give people the chance to learn and network in a supportive environment with likeminded individuals.