Welcome to programming!
We’ve done a bit of coding with our Basic HTML and CSS assignment–now we’re going to do programming! Programming means writing a stand alone program to do a task. HTML and CSS use code that is run by a separate program to display a webpage, but this week we’re going to start learning how to write stand alone programs ourselves.
This week we’ll:
- Learn some programming basics
- Learn some basics of reading data visualizations
During our Wednesday meeting we will troubleshoot the Intro to Observable and Intro to Colabs assignment.
- Connect your Github account to ObservableHQ (use the “continue with Github” option when signing in the first time)
- Do the Intro to Observable assignment (reply in the Observable thread here with a link to your Observable notebook)
- Do the Intro to Colabs assignment (reply in the Colabs thread here with a link to your Colabs notebook)
- Read all the posted material and respond to the discussion starter in the #module3 channel on Slack
- Do the Intro to Dataviz assignment
An overview of what measuring and representing data means:
- The Curious Journalist’s Guide to Data: Intro
- The Curious Journalist’s Guide to Data: Quantification, everything excepting “Sampling” and “The Problem of Measurement Error”
- Avoiding Data Pitfalls
- Useless Data Comparisons
After reading all the materials and watching the discussion starter video, respond on the #module3 Slack channel using the 3CQ method we used last week: compliment, comment, connection, question. As usual, I don’t require a set number of responses to classmates, but you will get more out of this class the more you put into it.