Agenda - Draft

August 10, 2016
Data Literacy Bootcamp (d|Bootcamp) for Journalists and NGOs in Ethiopia
Hands-On Training
TIME SESSION TOPIC LEAD TRAINER/S
08h30 – 09h00 REGISTRATION
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
09h15 – 09h45 KEYNOTE: The Power of Open Data
Why Should you Care about Data Journalism? (Serah Rono / Code for Africa)
09h45 – 10h15 PRESENTATION: Local Context: Is Any of This Possible in Ethiopia?
A Look At Data Journalism In Ethiopia & How We Can Improve Our Game  (Tamrat G. Giorgis / Managing Editor, Addis Fortune Newspaper)
10h15 – 11h15 Getting Comfortable With Data: Part 1
Interviewing a Dataset (Activity) Spreadsheets Basic All Trainers
11h15 – 11h30 BREAK
11h30 – 11h45 Building Tools That Citizens Really Use
PROJECT SHOWCASE Dodgy Doctors + Medicine Price Comparison Apps + Living Wage (Serah Rono / Code For Africa)
11h45 – 12h15 Finding Data : Part 1
A review of the data portals with datasets on Ethiopia, ranging from budget and developmental infrastructure data, to economic and demographic data. (Dr Martha and Librarian Mesfin / Addis Ababa University)
12h15 – 13h00 Data Deep Dive
Live demonstrations of the http://data.gov.et platform as well as its support services for civic data projects (Dr. Abiyot Bayu / Director for e-Government, Ministry of Science and Technology)
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
14h00 – 15h15 Finding Data on the Web: Part 2
Advanced Search, Web and PDF Scraping (Solomon Mekonnen / Addis Ababa University)
15h15 – 15h30 TEAM WORK: Creating Your MultiDisciplinary Team
How To Build Teams That Have All The Skills To Create Award-Winning Projects (Serah Rono / Code for Africa)
15h30 – 15h45 BREAK
15h45 – 16h15 Hackdash
HackDash is a tool, built by Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires, that helps data journalism teams coordinate their projects. (Serah Rono / Code for Africa)
Participants add their ideas on http://Karachi.hackdash.org/
16h15 – 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. (Serah Rono / Code for Africa)
17h30 – Close VENUE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS
August 11, 2016
Data Literacy Bootcamp (d|Bootcamp) for Journalists and NGOs in Ethiopia
Hands-On Training / Hack Day
TIME SESSION TOPIC LEAD TRAINER/S
08h30 – 09h00 REGISTRATION
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME
09h15 – 10h00 KEY NOTE: Data and The Newsroom
How to use data in the newsroom frequently, process et al. What Can Ethiopia Learn? (Stephen Abbott Pugh / Code For Africa)
10h00 – 11h15 Hands on session: Data Scraping
Tabula (Solomon Mekonnen / Addis Ababa University)
11h15 – 11h30 BREAK
11h30 – 11h45 Visualizing Data to Tell a Story
Designing logic  (Daniel Beyene / Addis Ababa University)
11h45 – 13h00 Hands-on Session: Data Visualization Tools
Data Wrapper, Infogram, Tableau (Teshome Alemu / Addis Ababa University)
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
14h00 – 14h15 Building Tools That Citizens Really Use
PROJECT SHOWCASE: #GreenAlert + WhereMyMoneyDey + GotToVote (Serah Rono / Code for Africa)
14h15 – 16h00 Hands on session: Mapping Geographic Information
Google Maps and CartoDB (Dr. Temtim Assefa / Addis Ababa University)
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 Rono / Code for Africa)
17h45 – 18h00 HackDash Updates
Teams update their project profiles on HackDash
18h00 – Close VENUE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS
August 12, 2016
Data Literacy Bootcamp (d|Bootcamp) for Journalists and NGOs in Ethiopia
Hack and Presentation Day
TIME SESSION TOPIC LEAD TRAINER/S
08h30 – 09h00 REGISTRATION
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME (Serah Rono / Code For Africa)
09h15 – 10h00 Panel Discussion:
10h00 – 11h00 Hands on Session: Cleaning and Refining Data
Open Refine, Google Spreadsheets (Advanced)  (Melkamu Beyene / Addis Ababa University)
11h15 – 11h30 BREAK
11h30 – 12h45 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.  (Serah Rono / Code For Africa)
12h45 – 13h00 Building Tools That Citizens Really Use
PROJECT SHOWCASE
(Serah Rono / Code For Africa)
PolitiWoops + Journalist Salaries + Journalists on Twitter
13h00 – 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. (Serah Rono / Code For Africa)
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 Rono / Code for Africa)
17h45 – 18h00 Closing Remarks
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.