Jan. 17: Andy Boyle Coding Workshop

Andy Boyle EventEditor’s note: The date has changed from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17 for this event.

SPJ/ONA DePaul, which is continuing to expand its foundation in technology and training, is bringing Chicago Tribune News Applications Developer Andy Boyle to campus on Friday, Jan. 17 for a coding workshop.

This three-hour, hands-on workshop is open to current and former SPJ/ONA DePaul members. Learn how to build cool stuff, enjoy snacks and beverages. No RSVP. Just show up.

The event will be on our downtown Loop campus, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., room 1128.

You can follow Andy on Twitter @andymboyle. The event hashtag is #spjcoding

Andy Boyle’s bio: Andy Boyle is a News Applications Developer for the Chicago Tribune, where he’s built projects for the 2012 elections, created tools for user-generated content and works on visualizing data. Previously, Andy has worked at the Boston Globe, the St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Regional Media Group, where his work was cited in the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. When not speaking at colleges and conferences, Andy is usually writing and telling jokes throughout the greater Midwest. You can follow him on Twitter at @andymboyle.

Andy’s description of the event: “Almost everything you do now, from talking to friends, doing homework or committing journalism, involves using the internet. But do you actually know how it works? More and more, understanding the actual architecture of the web is going to be needed by journalists if they hope to thrive in our digital-focused world, both in and out of their careers. In my talk, I’ll explain to you in basic terms — such as getting a drink from a bar — how the internet works. After that, I’ll show you how you can take data and throw it up online in under 20 minutes. Then I’ll show YOU how to do it, providing hands-on learning and giving you a quick project that you can show off, code you can keep and a better understanding of how to make online presentations.”

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