Agenda

[Day 1]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (DBootcamp) for Journalists and NGOs
Hands-On Training
TIME SESSION TOPIC LEAD TRAINER/S
08h30 – 09h00 WELCOME REFRESHMENTS
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION Sandra Moscoso, World Bank Group
Intro to the program & brief walk-though of intensive two days Matt Bailey, US Government and Code for DC
09h15 – 10h00 JOURNALISM, STORYTELLING, & DATA David Eads, NPR
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
10h00- 10h30 BUILDING COMMUNITY AND ENGAGEMENT AROUND DATA Laurenellen McCann, Open Technology Institute & Smart Chicago Collaborative
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? Tariq Khokhar, World Bank Group
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 DATA.DC.GOV Julie Kanzler, DC GIS, OCTO
Brief introduction to data.dc.gov data, the MAR and web services available to developers and journalists
FORMAT: Live demo, w/ Q&As
11h00 – 11h10 *BREAK*
11h10 – 11h30 WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND DATA? Martin Austermuhle, WAMU/ Open Gov Coalition
Demo & discussion of available sources of data – where to find it, and why it matters.
FORMAT: Live demo walk-through of data sources, w/ Q&As
11h30 – 12h30 HANDS-ON DEMO: CLEANING DATA AND BASIC ANALYSIS – Intro to Open Refine David Eads, NPR
Introduction to Data Cleaning tools which can make working with data easy – this will be a quick walk-through of Open Refine, with links provided.
FORMAT: Online walk-through of Google tools, w/ Q&As
12h30 – 13h30 *WORKING LUNCH – SITTING IN GROUPS: DEFINING PROJECTS FOR TOMORROW’S PITCHING SESSION
13h30 – 14h30 HANDS-ON DEMO: DATA ANALYSIS (using data.dc.gov datasets, +++) David Eads, NPR
Introduction to comparison and analysis of multiple data sources (city vs country, country vs global, etc)
FORMAT: Hands-On learning with available data sources, w/ Q&As
14h30 – 15h00 PRACTICAL HINTS FROM A DATA JOURNALIST: HOW TO WORK WITH DATA EFFECTIVELY Steven Rich, The Washington Post
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
15h00 – 15h15 *GROUP BREAKOUT: WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?* Group
Self-selection into groups, to identify a topic or problem that the right data could help to solve.
15h15 – 15h30 *BREAK*
15h30 – 16h30 HANDS-ON EXCERCISE: INTRO TO MAPPING Rory Nealon, USAID
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
16h30 – 17h30 HANDS-ON PRACTICAL: DATA VISUALIZATION Christopher Given, Code for DC
Hands on tutorial on data visualization, using DC data
(Note – participants now sitting in their thematic interest groups)
FORMAT: Hands-On learning with available data sources, w/ Q&As
17h30 – 18h00 WRAP-UP AND PLANNING FOR DAY 2 Sandra Moscoso, World Bank
Identify projects and break out into groups
[Day 2]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (DBootcamp) for Journalists and NGOs
Hack Day
TIME SESSION TOPIC SESSION LEADER/S
08h30 -09h00 REGISTRATION
09h00 – 09h30 DEMO: DATA SCRAPING TBD
Basic, introduction to efficiently liberating data from pdfs or web pages
FORMAT: Demo with available data sources, w/ Q&As
09h45 – 18h00 *GROUP BREAKOUT: DELIVER PITCHES AND JOIN HACKATHON http://dc.opendataday.org/

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.