Code with me: Portland May 4-5, 2013  ·  9 a.m.-6 p.m.  ·  Portland, Ore.

Frequently asked questions

What makes Code with me unique?

  • Our student:mentor ratio of 2:1 means individual attention
  • Our belief that workshops should be fun, exciting and memorable
  • Our staff: All experienced coders, all here to help you

How many spots are there?

This will be our biggest workshop ever. We'll be able to take 36 students, so we strongly encourage you to apply!

Am I eligible to apply?

  • You must be a journalist or a student studying journalism
  • You must have little or no coding experience

What do you look for in an applicant?

We will give preference to applicants who will actively use these skills in the service of journalism.

Is this workshop really only for beginners?

Yes. For example, you're probably too advanced if:

  • You have experience with all three languages: HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • You're comfortable writing tables, floats and classes

If you're not sure whether you count as a beginner, contact us.

What does my registration fee pay for?

Your fee helps pay for the food, travel and teaching materials needed to run the workshop. 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. And of course, you only pay the registration fee if you're accepted.

Do I need to attend the entire workshop?

Yes. Space is limited, so please do not apply if you cannot attend the entire two days.

What do I need to bring?

A laptop. A few computers will be available for those who don't have a laptop. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

Who are the mentors?

Our wonderful mentors come from The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, Automattic, Microsoft, Grist and other organizations.

Who started this?

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 has taught programming to high school students each summer at the Medill School of Journalism.


The workshop is full and registration is closed.

Workshop cost: $85

Venue: The Oregonian 1320 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97201