Swiss Asylum Lottery
Scraping the Federal Administrative Court's Database and Analysing the Verdicts
17. Feb., Python Summit 2017, bsk
2 min. My name, what I do, and where I’ve come from. Very grateful to be able to speak to you today. This time last year it would have been impossible, because I hadn’t written a line of code.
I have spent a lot of time writing about technology. But about 3 years ago I started moving towards more data driven reporting. And last year I went to New York to the Columbia School of Journalism, where I could attend the Computer Assisted Reporting course called Lede12 in New York. Tough, a lot of sleepless nights. Python, lbraries like pandas, even ski kit learn, where we played around witht he iris data, and the titanic data of course.
During this course I learnt how to pogramme. And basically a new world developed for me. And I realised how really powerful the combination of coding skills and story telling is. And how it can shape our world, and at least I hope, make it a better place.