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

Code with me

Our cheat sheets

Feel free to print copies!

Code with me Portland Twitter list

Follows mentors, students and oragnizers at the Portland workshop.

Ask for help

Stack Overflow

A great place to ask questions if you're stuck

NICAR-L listserv

For those passionate about data-driven journalism

Coding libraries & tools


jQuery library. Google-hosted version here.

JS Fiddle

Write and share code quickly.

Google Fusion Tables

Tool for analyzing data and making maps.


Library for making tabs, carousels, etc.

Learning resources

W3 Schools

Library of HTML, CSS and JS tags

CSS Tricks

Great site for understanding floats and other CSS concepts.

Code Academy

Free coding lessons


Learning everything from HTML, CSS, to Javascript and mobile development


Our favorite book on HTML/CSS

JavaScript for Cats

Step-by-step tutorial on JavaScript

Code School

Learning the basics of web development

Hackbright Academy

Software development school specifically for women

Local resouces: Portland

Online News Association Portland

General-interest online journalism group; holds quarterly events.

Portland Python User Group

Portland WordPress Meetup Group

Portland WordCamp

WordPress conference for users, writers, and developers

PyLadies PDX

Portland Rails Girls

Code Scouts

Helping women become developers.

Portland Tech Calendar

Local resouces: Seattle

Online News Association Seattle

Hacks/Hackers Seattle

PyLadies Seattle

Planning a series of workshops for beginners on Python.

Girl Develop It Seattle

SPJ Washington

News sources

The ProPublica Nerd Blog

Redesigned by Sisi Wei herself!

Neiman Journalism Lab

Covers the business and technology of online journalism.


A blog for the journalist-programmer community.

John Heasly's News Nerds RSS feed

Compiles various blogs by newsroom developers.