Nov 26 – 29, 2014
Government’s development spending shapes your life. It pays for the roads and bridges you travel on, for the schools and clinics that nurture you, and the water and electricity that makes your life possible. But, do you really know where the money comes from or where it goes?
Does development spending really improve lives, or grow the economy?
Come join us to find out during a 4-day intensive d|Bootcamp that explores how you can access and use the data tracked by Kenya’s National Treasury and its partners such as the World Bank and Open Aid Partnership.
The d|Bootcamp will bring together aspiring data journalists and civic watchdogs, with technologists and digital designers, for hands-on learning and collaboration on team projects. The best projects will win seed grants and technology support.
The d|Bootcamp will take place at the Aga Khan University’s brand new Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) at the 9 West building in Westlands, Nairobi. It will feature international award-winning speakers and lecturers from the GSMC, the Texas Tribune in the USA and the BBC in the UK alongside homegrown African mapping and data pioneers such as Upande.
Hacks (Journalists) & BloggersJournalists, 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 & MakersDevelopers, 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 ProfessionalsData 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.
Knight Mozilla Fellow
World Bank Innovation Labs
Open Aid Partnership
ICTA \ Data Science
Mark De Blois
Code for Africa
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