May 28 – May 30, 2018
This data literacy boot camp will equip you with basic data literacy to help you to understand and interpret data so that you can use it for data-driven storytelling and other civic data projects.
The d|Bootcamp is hands-on. You will learn basic tools and skills by doing exercises with real data from Jamaica’s open data portal, http://data.gov.jm/ and other local sources. Some of the skills you’ll learn include how to find data, how to acquire data by scraping a website, how to analyse data (looking for patterns, stories or clues) and present data in an informative and engaging way.
This d|Bootcamp is hosted by the Ministry of Science, Energy, and Technology and the Department for International Development (UKAID), with support from the World Bank Group, Code for Africa, and the SlashRoots Foundation. It will kick off on Monday, May 28, 8:30 am at the University of West Indies’ Mona School of Business Management’s (North) Executive Lecture Theatre.
This 3-day event is free, with seats for 40 journalists or civic activists, developers/coders/researchers, and entrepreneurs who are interested in building data-driven civic apps or data stories.
Participants will work in teams, using readily available data resources from a range of Jamaica government agencies and other global organisations. d|Bootcamp participants will also be invited to join and build a local data community so that they can continue to expand their digital literacy skills.
Register today to confirm your seat!
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.