Agenda

[Day 1]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (DBootcamp) for Journalists
Hands-On Training
TIME SESSION TOPIC LEAD TRAINER/S
08h30 – 09h00 WELCOME TEA
09h00 – 09h05 WELCOME FROM THE INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE (IDA) Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, IDA
Welcome from our hosts, with an overview of how the DBootcamp fits in with Smart Nation week
09h05 – 09h15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION Sandra Moscoso, World Bank Group
Intro to the program & brief walk-though of intensive two days
09h15 – 10h10 JOURNALISM & DATA Nic Dawes, Hindustan TImes
Joon-Nie Lau, Nanyang Technological University
Sharon Ng, Channel NewsAsia, Mediacorp
The role of data and data journalism in the newsroom, with examples of storytelling through data from global and regional media organizations; the business value behind data journalism; sustainability of data driven products
FORMAT: Moderated, panel-style discussion, Q&As Moderated by Sandra Moscoso, World Bank Group
10h10- 10h30 BUILDING COMMUNITY AND ENGAGEMENT AROUND DATA Chia-ling Kao, g0v.tw
Examples of civic apps and tools developed by the open source and open data community and process for engaging communities and the public around data
FORMAT: Online walk-through of examples, w/ Q&As
10h30 – 10h45 GETTING STARTED: WHAT IS OPEN DATA? Brief demo & discussion of what open data is, how data is structured, collected and managed throughout it’s ‘life’
FORMAT: Online walk-through of data sources, w/ Q&As
10h45 – 11h00 BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO SINGAPORE OPEN DATA INITIATIVE Tang Hwee Suan, Deputy Director, Data Management Division, IDA
Brief introduction to Data.Gov.SG efforts to open data, and to improve transparency and efficiency through access and use.
FORMAT: PPT Presentation, w/ Q&As
11h00 – 11h10 *BREAK*
11h10 – 11h30 WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND DATA? Demo & discussion of available sources of data – where to find it, and why it matters.
FORMAT: Online walk-through of data sources, w/ Q&As
11h30 – 12h45 HANDS-ON EXERCISE: REFRESHER ON SPREADSHEETS Basic, hands-on introduction to spreadsheets, with practical exercises
FORMAT: Hands-On learning with available data sources, w/ Q&As
12h45 – 13h15 *GROUP BREAKOUT: WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?* Self-selection into groups, to identify a topic or problem that the right data could help to solve.
13h15 – 14h15 *WORKING LUNCH – SITTING IN GROUPS: DEFINING PROJECTS FOR TOMORROW’S PITCHING SESSION
14h15 – 14h45 PRACTICAL HINTS FROM A DATA JOURNALIST: HOW TO WORK WITH DATA EFFECTIVELY Nic Dawes, Hindustan TImes
Chia-liang Kao, g0v.tw
Sharon Ng, Channel NewsAsia, Mediacorp
Data expert reverse-engineers a data story (“how did I do this?”), & explains the practical reality of working with data for journalists, for civil society advocacy, and more.
FORMAT: PPT Slides & online navigation to sources of data for story/advocacy development
14h45 – 15h30 HANDS-ON DEMO: CLEANING DATA WITH OPEN Tools – INTRODUCTION TO R Introduction to Data Cleaning tools (and online tutorials) which can make working with data easy – this will be a quick walk-through of R, with links provided.
(Note: participants now sitting in their thematic interest groups).
FORMAT: Online walk-through of Google tools, w/ Q&As
15h30 – 15h40 *BREAK*
15h40 – 16h40 HANDS-ON DEMO & INTRODUCTION TO DATA VISUALIZATION with Singapore’s Education Data from data.gov.sg Hands on introduction to data visualization of data.gov.sg data using DATA WRAPPER, C3.Js and Timeline.js

Demo and walkthrough of educity project, http://thiakx.com/misc/educity/

FORMAT: Hands-On learning with available data sources, w/ Q&As
16h40 – 17h30 *GROUP BREAKOUT: BRAINSTORMING ON PROJECT IDEAS*
17h30 – 17h45 WRAP-UP AND PLANNING FOR DAY 2 Sandra Moscoso, World Bank Group
Concluding remarks for Day #1; expectations management for Day 2
17h45 – Close VENUE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS OPEN
[Day 2]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (DBootcamp) for Journalists
Hands-On Training
TIME SESSION TOPIC SESSION LEADER/S
08h30 -09h00 WELCOME TEA
09h00 – 09h45 HANDS-ON EXCERCISE: INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING Mark de Blois, Upande
Hands-on tutorial on visualizing data using mapping applications

(Note – participants now sitting in their thematic interest groups)

FORMAT: Hands-on learning, w/ Q&As
09h45 – 10h30 HANDS-ON PRACTICAL: DATA VISUALIZATION Muyueh Lee, g0v.tw
Hands on tutorial on data visualization using Singapore Data
(Note – participants now sitting in their thematic interest groups).
FORMAT: Hands-on learning with available data sources, w/ Q&As
10h30 – 11h30 *GROUP BREAKOUT: DESIGNING PROJECT PITCHES* Yitch Cheng, Ping Shung Koo, Paul Healy, Kwan Yong Koh, Benji Thian, Kai Xin Thia, DataScience & DataKind SG
Chia-liang Kao & Muyueh Lee, g0v.tw
Mark de Blois, Upande
11h30 – 12h00 PROJECT PITCHES Each group nominates a speaker to present a 5-minute project pitch, including identifying what they need to move forward with the project idea.
12h00 – 13h00 *WORKING LUNCH – DESIGNING PROJECTS*
13h00 – 16h30 DEVELOP PROJECTS Yitch Cheng, Ping Shung Koo, Paul Healy, Kwan Yong Koh, Benji Thian, Kai Xin Thia, DataScience & DataKind SG
Chia-liang Kao & Muyueh Lee, g0v.tw
Mark de Blois, Upande
Joon-Nie Lau, NTU
Sandra Moscoso, World Bank Group
Groups develop their projects, with the support from trainers and mentors.
13h00 – 16h30 DEVELOP PROJECTS Groups develop their projects, with the support from trainers and mentors.
16h30 – 17h00 FINALIZE PROJECTS
Groups finalize projects, including their presentations
17h00 – 17h30 PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
Each group nominates a speaker to present a 5-minute project presentation, including identifying next steps and what they need to finalize their projects.
17h30 – 18h00 WRAP-UP & PLANNING FOR NEXT STEPS
– Tang Hwee Suan, Deputy Director, Data Management Division, iDA Singapore
– Padang Rep (to inform participants of the local community in SG that they can continue to network and exchange ideas and information)
– Sandra Moscoso, World Bank Group
Goodbyes and sharing of local civic innovation and data journalism communities for continued support in building of skills

Our Mission

To boost analytical, evidence-based public discussion by giving citizens, journalists and civil society access to the data, digital tools, and computational skills necessary for transforming our societies into digital democracies.