Tag: School of Data

The State of Open Data in Ghana: Part 1

I joined the School of Data in April as one of the fellows for 2015. Continue reading on Medium »

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Heads up for the first data journalism agency in Macedonia!

Developer Baze Petrushev showed participants how to use the Normal Distribution to find stories in data (Dona Dzambaska – CC-by-sa 3.0) Data journalism in Macedonia just got a lot stronger: a group of journalists and programmers started what could become

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Problem-Solving with Open Data: A Caribbean Perspective (Part 2)

A guest post from Maurice McNaughton Maurice McNaughton is actively involved in the emerging open data movement in the Caribbean as a founding member of the Caribbean Open Institute (COI). The COI is a regional coalition of Caribbean organizations that engages

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The Latin America open data community speaks loud

Last September the open data community in Latin America gathered in Santiago de Chile in the two most important events in the region to talk and discuss about open data. Since 2013, Abrelatam and ConDatos have been a space to

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The State of Open Data in Ghana: Policy

2014 chloropleth of Open Data Barometer Readiness and Impact   I joined the School of Data in April as one of the fellows for 2015. As a data scientist and software developer who had moved back to Accra in August

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School of Data Fellows: What Are They Up To?

Our brilliant 2015 School of Data Fellows are a busy bunch! We asked them to reflect on the first half of their fellowships; here’s a roundup of just a few of the highlights: Camila has run numerous training events, working

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The 4 new essential data management tools for humanitarian work

Information on affected population were kept in logbooks at the local level. I started working on first response to national disasters in 2009, when the Typhoon Ondoy struck the Philippines. Then, organizations and government officials had to collect data by making phone

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Open Data Party Akure – Treading new grounds in Nigeria!

  Cross-Section of participants We took the open data party to the Southwest of Nigeria with the goal of building a data literate community in Nigeria. School of Data collaborated with the Nigeria Open data Access (NODA) team of the University of

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Corporate corruption, data journalism for social justice and working with government-piloting new approaches with Code4SA

It’s rare to come across a gem like Code4SA, a Cape Town based organisation which uses data and technology to change lives.  They combine strong developer skills with an impressive ability to bring together all the right people-technologists, civil society, journalists

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Engaging more data actors in the Philippines for disaster response

Whenever there is an emergency in the Philippines, various organisations and institutions organise themselves into emergency clusters and working groups to increase the effectiveness of the response. One of the crucial elements of disaster response is information management. In various emergency contexts,

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