What makes Code with me unique?
Is this workshop really only for beginners?
Yes. It's for journalists who have very limited or no experience of how to code. If you're not sure whether you count as a beginner, contact us.
How does the registration work?
Sign up starting Thursday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. on our registration page. The first 18 registrants who meet the program requirements will be sent a link by Friday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m. to an Eventbrite page to confirm and pay. Everyone else will receive an e-mail stating that the 18 slots have been filled; but they will be on the wait list if a spot opens up later.
What does my registration fee pay for?
Part of your registration fee will go to helping (in a small way) offset the costs of the Knight Lab. The lab is generously paying for food, hotel and transportation of the mentors for the Miami workshop. The remainder of the fee goes towards administrative costs, such as printing teaching materials and web hosting. No part of your registration fee will go to the mentors or program directors, who have all donated their time to help make this workshop possible.
What are the program requirements?
Do I need to attend the entire workshop?
Yes. Space is limited, so please do not register if you cannot attend the entire time.
Will I be missing the Super Bowl on Sunday?
Not necessarily. We'll wrap up by 6 p.m. and the game starts at 6:30 p.m.
What do I need to bring?
A laptop. A very limited number of computers will be available for those who don't have a laptop. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.
Who are the program directors?
Sisi Wei develops news applications at ProPublica. She has previously worked as a graphics editor at the Washington Post, and she has taught a one-week intensive workshop on data visualization at the University of British Columbia.
Tom Giratikanon builds interactive graphics at The New York Times, and was a newsroom developer at The Boston Globe. He teaches programming to high school students each summer at the Medill School of Journalism.