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EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

The conference hashtag is #EIJC18. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook  for the latest news and updates.
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Journalismfund.eu vzw is an independent non-profit organisation under Belgian law that aims to promote quality in-depth and cross-border journalism by giving working grants to journalists, by providing networking opportunities and by organising training sessions.

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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am CEST

Python training I
CAR training: What is code, why learn it, uses for ddj, since lots of journalists still fear programming, code, Python, math and all the likes. We'll also run through the setup.

Speakers
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CEST
C206

1:00pm CEST

Excel I
CAR training: Intro to Excel and data-driven journalism with spreadsheet functions.
Using mean, median, percentage change, rates, ratio.

Speakers
avatar for John Bones

John Bones

Managing Director, SKUP
John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. For many years, Bones was the datajournalism specialist at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway, and previously was editor and politics editor. Started his career at Adresseavisen... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C126

1:00pm CEST

Python training II
CAR training: PYTHON 2 - What can I use Python for? What is a library? What is a variable? How can I put conditions in my code? Learning the basics. TRAINER: Adriana Homolova

Speakers
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C206

1:00pm CEST

Statistics for journalists I
CAR training: How can a number describe a situation? Or a person? Descriptive statistics to the rescue - an introduction.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C304

2:45pm CEST

Excel II
CAR training: Data management with Excel: Sorting, Filtering, and Visualising to find stories. Also simple cleaning of data.


Speakers
avatar for John Bones

John Bones

Managing Director, SKUP
John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. For many years, Bones was the datajournalism specialist at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway, and previously was editor and politics editor. Started his career at Adresseavisen... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C126

2:45pm CEST

Python training III
CAR training: Happy looping: How do we repeat task again and again? This workshop is all about for and while loops, lists and dictionaries. In other words: Enhancing the basics with more fun stuff.

Speakers
avatar for Mathias Born

Mathias Born

Data Journalist, Tamedia
Data Journalist working for Tamedia in Switzerland.


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C206

2:45pm CEST

Statistics for journalists II
CAR training: Can we draw links between factors like povery and school tests results? We take a look at correlations.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C304

4:30pm CEST

Excel III
CAR training: Pivot magic: Mine and interview data deeper with Pivot Tables.
See the power of aggregating and summarising data.

Speakers
avatar for John Bones

John Bones

Managing Director, SKUP
John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. For many years, Bones was the datajournalism specialist at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway, and previously was editor and politics editor. Started his career at Adresseavisen... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C126

4:30pm CEST

OpenRefine
CAR training: OpenRefine - Getting started with one of the most powerful data cleaning tools you will ever need. Plus some surprising tricks it can do for you. TRAINER: Jonathan Stoneman

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C304

4:30pm CEST

Python training IV
CAR training: Loading data: from a file (csv or json); and through an API.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C206
 
Saturday, May 26
 

9:00am CEST

Finding needles in haystacks with fuzzy matching
CAR training: Fuzzy matching is a process for linking up names that are similar, but not quite the same. It has become an increasingly important part of data-led investigations as a way to identify connections between public figures, key people, and companies that are relevant to a story. This class will cover how fuzzy matching typically fits into the investigative process, with some story examples. We will show you how to run some of the different types of fuzzy match on some real datasets, including the pros and cons of each.

Speakers
avatar for Max Harlow

Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C304

9:00am CEST

Python training V
CAR training: Scraping websites and services using requests to save off the HTML files locally and then BeautifulSoup to extract the relevant information. And, finally, pickle, to efficiently store the dictioanaries you've created. We'll attempt at scraping all https://daphnecaruanagalizia.com work from her website and further examples anybody wants to bring along.

Speakers
avatar for Barnaby Skinner

Barnaby Skinner

Head of Data Journalism, Tamedia
Studying History in Basel, I focused on the Industrial Revolution and its various social and economic impacts. As a journalist, I have shifted my attention to the Digital Revolution. I think and write in both German and English and I manage the datajournalistic endeavours at the leading... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C206

9:00am CEST

R I - what can R do for journalists? Intro to R
CAR training: R I - everybody talks about this programming language - what can it do for journalists? Intro to R. R1 Getting started: So many data journalists use R - but what is it, what can it do for journalists? Intro to various key concepts, RStudio, packages, and simple plots.

Speakers
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C126

10:45am CEST

Intro to mapping with QGIS - Rob Gebeloff
CAR training: Intro to mapping with QGIS - with Rob Gebeloff from the New York Times. Learn how to uncover interesting patterns in your data with mapping software. This session will introduce QGIS, the free mapping app used in newsrooms throughout the world. Level: Beginners

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
C304

10:45am CEST

Python training VI - scraping with Pandas I
CAR training: PYTHON 6 - Data analysis with Pandas part 1: Have data that are a bit too big for Excel? Or would you just like to keep a better track of what you did to your data? Come and learn Pandas: the furriest Python library built especially for everything you need to work with data. We will show you how you can load, filter, analyse, visualize and export datasets and data visualizations with just a couple of commands. Some programming knowledge is handy, but not required. TRAINERS: Adriana Homolva, Stefan Wehrmeyer

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
C206

10:45am CEST

R II - Get, clean and analyse data with the programming language R
CAR training: The tidyverse: how to use ready-made R packages which help you create a reproducible workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
C126

1:00pm CEST

Intermediate mapping with QGIS - with Rob Gebeloff
CAR training: We often join data tables together to gain new insights for an analysis. With maps, we can join data together based not on a common ID field, but based on common geography. In this class, you'll learn an important reporting technique that can only be performed with mapping software. Level: intermediate, and attending the Intro to GIS session is strongly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C304

1:00pm CEST

Python training VII - scraping with Pandas II
CAR training: PYTHON 7. Data analysis with Pandas part 2: Have data that are a bit too big for Excel? Or would you just like to keep a better track of what you did to your data? Come and learn Pandas: the furriest Python library built especially for everything you need to work with data. We will show you how you can load, filter, analyse, visualize and export datasets and data visualizations with just a couple of commands. Some programming knowledge is handy, but not required. TRAINERS: Adriana Homolva, Stefan Wehrmeyer

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C206

1:00pm CEST

R III - Visualising with R
CAR training: Getting to grips with visualisation in R. Session ends with a look at how to make further progress in R, sources of training, advice, and reading.

Speakers
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C126

2:45pm CEST

Exploring Networks with Graph Databases / Neo4J I
CAR training: Graph databases are incredibly useful to find connections or patterns within our data. This session will provide a hands-on introduction to Neo4j, showing examples of its use for investigative stories including the Panama and Paradise Papers, and teach you how to build a graph database of noteworthy individuals and match them with corporate data to see, at a glance, the networks involved.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou

Data Journalism Editor, The Times and the Sunday Times
Leila Haddou is the data journalism editor for The Times and the Sunday Times in London. She has previously worked on investigations for the Financial Times and The Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led reporting.@... Read More →
avatar for Max Harlow

Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C304

2:45pm CEST

Python training VIII
CAR training: We'll use the Python libraries and modules pickle, os and pandas to read and analyse tens of thousands of files from the Swiss supreme court and turn them into structured data for our computers to work with.

Speakers
avatar for Barnaby Skinner

Barnaby Skinner

Head of Data Journalism, Tamedia
Studying History in Basel, I focused on the Industrial Revolution and its various social and economic impacts. As a journalist, I have shifted my attention to the Digital Revolution. I think and write in both German and English and I manage the datajournalistic endeavours at the leading... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C206

2:45pm CEST

SQL I: Handling large data with basic coding
CAR training: When you've reached the limits of Excel, it's time to move on to a more powerful database management program. These two hands-on classes walk journalists through the basics of coding with SQL. Lessons include filtering, sorting and joining and other techniques for large relational databases.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C126

4:30pm CEST

Exploring Networks with Graph Databases / Neo4J II
CAR training: You will learn to analyse your newly built graph database using Cypher, Neo4j's custom query language. It is advisable (though not obligatory) to have completed part one to get the most out of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou

Data Journalism Editor, The Times and the Sunday Times
Leila Haddou is the data journalism editor for The Times and the Sunday Times in London. She has previously worked on investigations for the Financial Times and The Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led reporting.@... Read More →
avatar for Max Harlow

Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C304

4:30pm CEST

Free data from PDFs and pictures - tools to scrape data locked in analysis-unfriendly file formats
CAR training: Free data from PDFs and pictures - tools to scrape data locked in analysis-unfriendly file formats.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C314

4:30pm CEST

Python training IX
CAR training: What do our collegues expect from us? Maps! Well then -- let's put some data on maps. In this workshop we are generating a static map for the print edition and an interactive map for the website -- directly from Python/ Pandas.

Speakers
avatar for Mathias Born

Mathias Born

Data Journalist, Tamedia
Data Journalist working for Tamedia in Switzerland.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C206

4:30pm CEST

SQL II: How not to be wrong
CAR training: Learning how to use data techniques is only half the battle; false conclusions and data traps lurk everywhere. This session covers some basic steps to check your data and results, as well as some cautionary tales of what can happen when journalists are not methodical in their work.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C126
 
Sunday, May 27
 

9:30am CEST

Hands-on data storytelling with Flourish I
CAR training: Hands-on data storytelling with Flourish (1 of 2)
Flourish is an award-winning data visualisation platform that is free for newsrooms, thanks to support from Google’s News Initiative. It lets journalists string together data-driven slides into interactive presentations that can be shared and embedded on websites. Available templates include animated maps, network diagrams, Sankey charts, quizzes, and more. Plus Javascript developers can create their own templates using the freely available SDK. This workshop is lead by Michael Kowalski, a platform developer at Flourish who has previously run projects at the Guardian and Newscorp. He will introduce the Flourish platform and take participants through the process of creating and distributing data-driven stories. No previous experience of data visualisation is required.

Speakers

Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C126

9:30am CEST

Scrape and analyse tweets with Knime
CAR training: "Scrape and analyze tweets with Knime - Are you a tech savvy journalist? Do you understand what APIs and databases are but not how come you still need programming to use them?
Learn how to gather and analyze tweets using only logic and KNIME Analytics Platform - an open source software that helps you realize your data analysis fantasies without code. From Twitter to pretty visualization photo via a workflow that makes sense and looks neat. TRAINER: Georgiana Bere "

Speakers
avatar for Georgiana Bere

Georgiana Bere

Data engineer, https://tenders.exposed
Data savvy programmer and open data supporter. I believe data contains wisdom and I help people get to it.


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C206

9:30am CEST

Scraping with Outwit
CAR training: Scraping with Outwit - OutWit Hub is a Web scraping software application designed to automatically extract information from online or local resources. It recognizes and grabs links, images, documents, contacts, recurring vocabulary and phrases, rss feeds and converts structured and unstructured data into formatted tables which can be exported to spreadsheets or databases.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C304

11:15am CEST

Hands-on data storytelling with Flourish II
CAR training: "Hands-on data storytelling with Flourish (2 of 2)
Flourish is an award-winning data visualisation platform that is free for newsrooms, thanks to support from Google’s News Initiative. It lets journalists string together data-driven slides into interactive presentations that can be shared and embedded on websites. Available templates include animated maps, network diagrams, Sankey charts, quizzes, and more. Plus Javascript developers can create their own templates using the freely available SDK. This workshop is lead by Michael Kowalski, a platform developer at Flourish who has previously run projects at the Guardian and Newscorp. He will introduce the Flourish platform and take participants through the process of creating and distributing data-driven stories. No previous experience of data visualisation is required. "

Speakers

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C126

11:15am CEST

How to impress your colleagues via command line magic
CAR training: There are many great and complex tools out there for the daily work of data journalists. But one of the most powerful tool is also most underestimated: The command line of your computer. From simple data analysis to complex document processing – with a few tricks you could do most of the work just within your terminal. And it's even faster and more efficient than big software. In this workshop with real world examples we will discuss helpful commands, how to build a data processing pipeline out of them, how to get useful insights out of your document collections and even how to speed up work via multiprocessing. Bring your own computer, everybody is welcome: Beginners, experts and even windows users.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Wörpel

Simon Wörpel

data journalist, Correctiv
Simon works as data journalist and newsroom developer at CORRECTIV, an investigative not for profit newsroom. he is specialized in data wrangling and documents processing and works on tools that empower computer assisted investigative reporting like the https://cumex-files.com & https://grand-theft-europe.com... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C206