Government Data. Civic Data.

Come Use It To Build Cool Stuff.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug 10 – 12, 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Aug 10-12, 2016

Registration

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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?

And, can data from civil society help us track other issues ranging from organised crime to terror attacks, or from illegal mining operations to dodgy doctors?

Come join us to find out during a *free* 3-day d|Bootcamp that explores how you can access and use the data. The d|Bootcamp will bring together international speakers, local data journalists and civic watchdogs, alongside technologists and digital designers, for hands-on learning and collaboration on team projects.

The d|Bootcamp is being underwritten by the World Bank, with support from Addis Ababa University, Hacks/Hackers Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).

The best projects will win $10,000 in seed grants and technology support.

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

Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein

ICFJ / Code for Africa

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Serah Njambi Rono

Code for Africa

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Solomon Mekonnen

Addis Ababa University

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA YOU’D LIKE TO DEVELOP?

Hack Dash is your forum for posting new ideas or commenting on those of others. Take a look at https://hackdash.org/d/ethiopia

Partners

This Addis Ababa d|Bootcamp  has been made possible through support from the following partners:

WBG_Horizontal-RGB-web_300x59     fordfoundation               africa      ANCIR      aaulogo

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.