Open Data Day 2015


Washington DC, February 20-21, 2015

Washington DC

February 21 2015

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Washington DC’s first Data Literacy Bootcamp will be held on February 20-21 in partnership with Open Data Day DC 2015. The dBootcamp will be hosted by The World Bank Group and organized by Code for DC, and volunteers from local, national, and international media, non government and technology organizations. The bootcamp is designed for journalists, non-profit organizations, developers and coders interested in hands on learning and building apps and visualisations for civic media. The two-day bootcamp will be led by 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 and non-profit professionals will learn to understand and use data to create more insightful media stories. This will also help to raise the awareness and use of open data.

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.

Session Leaders

Sandra Moscoso
The World Bank



Ravi Kumar
The World Bank



Laurenellen McCann
Open Technology Institute



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This Washington DC d|Bootcamp  has been made possible through support from the following partners:

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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.