Just to let you all know that Stanford (in a bold and enlightened experiment) are running free online courses this fall from its School of Engineering. The one that may be most useful to this group is "Introduction to Databases"
I think the understanding of database structures is very very important to the budding data journalist so of course I have signed up. I was thinking of using all our online communities as support for a study group. If anyone else is interested please reply and we can use this thread to get help or start something new depending on what is easiest. Face-to-face meetups would be great.
I imagine the level of English will be high and I'm not sure what the course work will entail but from the AI course description it looks to be well organised.
this looks great! thanks for sharing nicola! when does it start? great idea to create a study group. what does being part of the study group imply?
i'll announce it on the ddj mailing list. there might be more people interested there.