Agenda - Draft

[Day 1]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (d|Bootcamp) for Journalists and NGOs in Tanzania
Hands-On Training
TIME SESSION TOPIC LEAD TRAINER/S
08h30 – 09h00 REGISTRATION  
     
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TBD
     
09h15 – 10h00 KEYNOTE: The Power of Open Data  
  Why Should you Care about Data Journalism? (Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa)
     
10h00- 10h30 PRESENTATION: Local Context: Is Any of This Possible in Uganda?  
  A Look At Data Journalism In Tanzania& How We Can Improve Our Game
     
10h30 – 11h15 Getting Comfortable With Data: Part 1  
  Introduction to Spreadsheets (Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa)
     
11h15 – 11h30 BREAK  
     
11h30 – 11h45 Building Tools That Citizens Really Use  
  PROJECT SHOWCASE  
  Dodgy Doctors + Medicine Price Comparison Apps + Living Wage (David Lemayian / Code for Africa)
     
11h45 – 13h00 Finding Data on the Web  
  Advanced Search, Web and PDF Scraping (Reinier Battenberg / Data.UG)
     
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH  
     
14h00 – 15h15 DATA DEEP DIVE  
  A review of the World Bank’s datasets on Tanzania, ranging from budget and developmental infrastructure data, to economic and demographic data. TBD
     
15h15 – 15h30 TEAM WORK: Creating Your MultiDisciplinary Team  
  How To Build Teams That Have All The Skills To Create Award-Winning Projects (Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa)
     
15h30 – 16h00 BREAK  
   
16h00 – 16h30 Hackdash  
  HackDash is a tool, built by Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires, that helps data journalism teams coordinate their projects. (Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa)
  Teams add their ideas on http://tanzania.hackdash.org/  
 
16h30 – 17h30 TEAM WORK: Team Formation  
  Participants form multi-disciplinary teams that include journalists, designers, coders, data experts, and thematic experts, to jointly build projects using the data and skills they will be introduced to over the rest of the week. (David Lemayian/ Code for Africa)
   
     
15h30 – Close VENUE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS  
     
[Day 2]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (DBootcamp) for Journalists
Hands-On Training/Hack Day
TIME SESSION TOPIC SESSION LEADER/S
08h30 -09h00 REGISTRATION  
     
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME  
     
09h15 – 10h00 KEY NOTE: Data and The Newsroom  
  How The Guardian Used Data Journalism To Change Politics & Media In The UK. And How The UK Parliament Used Civic Technologies To Improve Citizen Engagement. What Can Uganda Learn? (Stephen Abbott-Pugh / ex UK Guardian & UK Parliament)
     
10h00 – 10h30 Reaching For The Sky: Can We Use Satellite & Drone Images For Data Journalism?  
  What Resources Are Available From Google Earth or Similar Sources For Data Journalists And What Kinds of Projects Are Media Building With This Information? TBD
     
10h30 – 11h15 Getting Comfortable With Data: Part 2  
  Location Data and Digital Mapping. (Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa)
     
11h15 – 11h30 BREAK  
     
11h30 – 11h45 Building Tools That Citizens Really Use  
  PROJECT SHOWCASE
  #GreenAlert + WhereMyMoneyDey + GotToVote (David Lemayian / Code for Africa)
     
 
11h45 – 12h30  Using Data to Report on Budgets
  PROJECT SHOWCASE  TBD 
 
     
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH  
     
14h00 – 15h15 StoryTelling with Data  
  Introduction to action orientated data visualisation / infographics, using simple free tools such as DataWrapper, Infogram, charts etc (David Lemayian / Code for Africa)
     
15h15 – 16h00 DATA DEEP DIVE  
  Census, demographic and social media data resources to help you better target your Ugandan audiences.
     
16h00 – 16h15 BREAK  
     
16h15 – 17h45 PITCH SESSION: Project Showcase  
  Teams present their project ideas to the house, using four slides in 5min, to solicit feedback & suggestions from participants and facilitators. (Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa)
     
17h45 – 18h00 HackDash Updates  
  Teams update their project profiles on HackDash  
     
18h00 – Close VENUE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS  
     
[Day 3]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (DBootcamp) for Journalists
Hack and Presentation Day
TIME SESSION TOPIC SESSION LEADER/S
08h30 -09h00 REGISTRATION  
     
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME (Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa)
     
09h15 – 10h00 Panel Discussion:  
  Can We Use Access to Information Platforms To Find Data Not Otherwise Publicly Available? TBD
     
10h00 – 11h15 TEAM WORK: Refining Project Ideas  
  Teams refine their project ideas / themes, outlining the impact / utility they want to create, and then developing a for how they will create a working proof-of-concept prototype. (Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa)
     
11h15 – 11h30 BREAK  
     
11h30 – 12h15 TEAM WORK: Targeting for Audience  
  Teams refine their audience strategies, to ensure that they are building projects for real people, who have real needs, and who will have the resources / access necessary to use the resulting tools / services / information. (Stephen Abbott-Pugh / ex UK Guardian & UK Parliament)
     
12h20 – 13h15 Building Tools That Citizens Really Use  
  PROJECT SHOWCASE  
  PolitiWoops + Journalist Salaries + Journalists on Twitter (David Lemayian / Code for Africa)
     
13h15 – 14h00 LUNCH  
     
14h00 – 16h00 TEAM WORK: Packaging Your Project  
  Teams pull together their data and digital resources, with their narratives and design elements, to create a coherent product that users can engage with.
     
16h00 – 16h15 BREAK  
     
16h15 – 17h45 PITCH SESSION: Final Presentations  
  Teams showcase their prototypes, competing for seed funding & tech support (via group vote) to build the projects into public apps / services. (Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa)
 
     
17h45 – 18h00 Closing Remarks (Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa)
     
18h00 – Close VENUE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS  

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.