Oct 26-27 2014
The bootcamp is designed for journalists, developers and coders interested in hands on learning and building apps and visualisations for civic media. The two-day bootcamp will be led by senior trainers from World Bank, and data experts from global and local technology organisations.
Participants of the bootcamp will be guided through a set of basic data literacy skills, starting from spreadsheets and ending up at learning to create data visualisations. After attending the bootcamp, journalists will learn to understand and use data to create more insightful media stories. This will also help to drive adoption of open data.
Why Open Data? Open data is a massive yet untapped library of information that is available to the public. With the correct use of open data, significant benefits can be reaped such as improved measurement of policies, in-depth analytical insights and sharper business decisions. The Government of Singapore has opened over 8100 datasets from more than 60 government ministries and agencies via http://www.data.gov.sg/. So learn how you unearth the intricacies behind data, improve forecasts and even assist you in your decision making processes.
Hacks (Journalists) & Bloggers
Journalists, Bloggers, Videographers, Graphic Artists, Interactive Designers. Learn to tell more powerful stories with new new tools. Learn to use data to create localised / personalised content.
Hackers & Makers
Developers, Designers, User Experience (UX) Researchers, Engineers.
Come work on meaningful problems for mass audiences. Get connected to new markets, and practice your skills.
Civil Society Professionals
Data Experts, Government ICT Thought-leader and NGOs.
Come help connect indicators to issues. Team up with civic technologists and mass media pioneers to build citizen tools.