An understanding of code and the ways programming can help journalists find and tell stories can go a long way in newsrooms today. As well as using free resources online, journalists who want to start learning a programming language can also attend meetups in their area where they can share the ups and downs with others groing through the same process. went to Journocoders in London, a group started about three years ago in a pub basement which now meets on the 17th floor of The News Building with refreshments provided by The Wall Street Journal.

In this podcast, our international editor Catalina Albeanu sat down with organisers Leila Haddou, data journalist, The Times and Sunday Times, and Max Harlow, developer, Ordnance Survey, to find out more about the aims of the group, who can attend (spoiler: anyone with an interest in code), and what you can expect from your first meetup.

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