Welcome to Coding and Data Skills for Communicators

Hi Everyone! So, you’ve had a chance to get your feet wet with a little Web design, and you want some more. We’ll spend the semester picking up where we left off in the last class, but moving further into the realms of programming and data. We’ll spend a few weeks learning some new skills, including Javascript/JQuery, Python and add some programming and databases. We’ll do projects that will allow you to explore the realm of data visualization. Sound good? This site will provide all the information you need for this course.


  • Students will gain an understanding of the basics of computer programming.
  • Students will learn to work with and present data relevant to communicators.
  • Students will work on visualization projects that demonstrate the role of data and programming and storytelling.