Open Data Day 2016

Yas García - February 12, 2016 in comunidad

Con una exigencia global para la apertura y uso de datos se celebrará el Open Data Day este 5 de marzo con cientos de eventos alrededor del globo.

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Open Data Day es una iniciativa lanzada en 2010 por la fundación Open Knowledge. Consiste en un conjunto de actividades locales, o “grassroots” que germinan por todo el mundo para la promoción de una cultura de datos científicos, meteorológicos, culturales, financieros, ambientales, estadísticos y de transporte, entre otros.

Este año se planean reuniones, hackatones o talleres en los que se pueden desarrollar apps, liberar más datos, armar visualizaciones y publicar análisis. Es abierto. Cualquiera que esté interesado puede crear un evento a través del sitio oficial y cualquier persona, sea desarrolladora, diseñador, investigador o simplemente un habitante local, puede asistir.

Conoce las iniciativas que se esperan este año en el mundo hispanoparlante.

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Un foro y barcamp donde la Sociedad Civil, integrantes del gobierno, legisladoras, académicos y hackers cívicos, nos daremos al encuentro en un día de ideación para trabajar junto en Gobierno Abierto durante el 2016.

La Paz, Bolivia

La organización sin fines de lucro ACM-SIM organiza una serie de presentaciones keynotes y una jornada de visualización de datos

Lima, Perú

Open Data Perú tiene programadas charlas, talleres y un hackatón.

Quito, Ecuador

School of Data y MediaLab UIO contemplan una reunión de alrededor de 50 participantes sobre Datos Abiertos. Te puedes registrar aquí.

San Salvador, El Salvador

Open Knowledge El Salvador, Consorcio por la Transparencia y Asociacion Civil Red Ciudadana están convocando a talleres y actividades de promoción de datos abiertos.

Más detalles los hallarás en este sitio.

Guatemala, Guatemala

La capital de Guatemala prevee una conferencia y talleres organizados por la asociación Red Ciudadana.

CIudad de México, México

En Ciudad de México, Social TIC, en colaboración con Google Devs y Centraal invitan a una sesión de expediciones de datos, capacitaciones y presentación de proyectos.

Colima, México

Introducción a datos abiertos, plataformas para publicación de datos abiertos, exploración de datos, herramientas, hacktivismo e iniciativas impulsadas por la cultura hacker son los temas de las conferencias que ocurrirán en Colima.

Son organizadas por las asociaciones Tecnologías Libres para Innovación y Desarrollo AC y AppData.

Torreón, México

El ayuntamiento de Torreón convoca a conferencias y actividades de promoción de la cultura de Datos Abiertos.

Ciudad Obregón, México

Una serie de conferencias y un hackatón son organizados por Universidad La Salle, el ayuntamiento de Cajeme y Mawe Tecnologías.

Pamplona, España

Finodex Accelerator invita a capacitaciones, talleres y conferencias

Granada, España

Enfocados en generar historias a partir de historias locales, Open XXI y la Universidad de Granada organizan un hackaton en Granada.

http://hackaton.okfn.es

Madrid, España

Journocoders Madrid, Open Knowledge Spain, Medialab-Prado convocan a un hackatón.

 

– See more at: http://es.schoolofdata.org/2016/02/09/open-data-day-2016/#sthash.FlHuOAVU.dpuf

Podes ser el próximo fellow de School of Data!

Yas García - February 12, 2016 in Escuela de Datos, opendata, opengov

Escuela de Datos invita a periodistas, sociedad civil y cualquier persona interesada en impulsar la alfabetización de los datos a postularse al programa de Fellows 2016, que abarca de abril a diciembre 2016. Hay hasta 10 selecciones abiertas y la fecha límite para postular es el 10 de marzo, 2016.

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¡Postúlate ahora!

 

Las fellowships son posiciones de 9 meses con entrenadores, especialistas y entusiastas de Escuela de Datos. Durante este periodo de tiempo, los y las fellows trabajan como parte de la red de Escuela de Datos desarrollando nuevas habilidades y conocimientos ya sea relacionados con una temática social, la construcción de comunidades de datos y la formación para alcanzar un mayor uso de datos.

Como parte de este fellowship, nuestro objetivo conjunto es incrementar la alfabetización de datos y construir comunidades de práctica que cuenten con las habilidades en el uso de datos para poder cambiar su entorno.

Una fellowship temática

Para enfocar el entrenamiento y experiencia de aprendizaje de las y los Fellows de Escuela de Datos 2016, este año se contempla un enfoque temático. Como resultado, se priorizará la selección de postulantes que:

  • cuenten con la experiencia en y entusiasmo por un área específica en el entrenamiento de datos
  • Muestren vínculos con organizaciones que se desempeñen en un tema específico o muestren que tienen vínculos cercanos con quienes abordan esta temática de manera directa

Estamos buscando a individuos involucrados que ya cuentan con conocimiento profundo de un sector o tema, y que activamente han influenciado el uso de los datos en esa temática dada. Este enfoque permitirá a las y los Fellows iniciar rápidamente actividades y alcanzar lo máximo durante su participación en la Escuela de Datos: ¡nueve meses pasan muy rápido!

Además, ya contamos con organizaciones aliadas dispuestas a apoyar a las y los Fellows interesadas en trabajar los siguientes temas: periodismo basado en datos, industrias extractivas y datos responsables. Estas maravillosas contrapartes orientarán, darán mentoría y brindarán mayor conocimiento en cada uno de estos temas.

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Nueve meses para generar un impacto

La Fellowship es de abril a diciembre de 2016 y comprende por lo menos 10 días al mes del tiempo de cada Fellow para trabajar offline y online. La o el Fellow debe fortalecer su comunidad local a través de entrenamientos, apoyando proyectos basados en datos y satisfaciendo sus necesidades para el uso de datos. Virtualmente, la o el Fellow debe participar activamente en la red global de School of Data, compartiendo conocimiento a través de sesiones online, posts en el blog y contribuyendo con la generación y actualización de los recursos de enseñanza de la comunidad. Cada Fellow recibirá un apoyo mensual de $1,000usd por su trabajo.

En mayo de 2016, todos los Fellows seleccionados participarán presencialmente en el tradicional Campamento de Verano (ubicación por definir) en donde se conocerán, compartirán conocimientos y habilidades, aprenderán sobre métodos, tácticas y enfoques de entrenamiento de Escuela de Datos.

¿Qué estás esperando?

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Información clave:

  • Fellowships disponibles: hasta 10 fellows, 5 reservados para realizar periodismo basado en datos
  • Fecha límite de postulaciones: 10 de marzo, 2016, medianoche GMT
  • Duración del Fellowship: del 1 de abirl 2016 a diciembre 31, 2016
  • Nivel de actividad: por lo menos 10 días al mes
  • Estipendio: $1,000 usd al mes

– See more at: http://es.schoolofdata.org/2016/02/11/escuela-de-datos-fellowship-2016-postulate-ahora/#sthash.PL1dFNne.dpuf

Research Results Part 6: Data Literacy Research References and Resources

Dirk Slater - February 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

Even though work in the field of data literacy can feel a bit lonely at times, truth is it is not entirely new and undocumented. During the research process that has been described over these blog posts, we have been lucky to come across valuable sources of information on the topic – researchers and practitioners have devoted writing time to data literacy in civil society and in academia. To close off the blog posts sharing our main findings, we found it suitable to share a bit of information about the resources that informed the process.

A quick dive into the history of data literacy

Even though data literacy efforts in civil society might seem recent, they fit into a much longer history of numeracy, statistical literacy (and, of course, literacy in general). When looking into the broader literature, we found articles devoting time to narrow and define this field, especially as compared to others. We recommend taking a look at: For a shorter (but comprehensive) account of broader research in this field, we found Data Pop Alliance’s Beyond Data Literacy: Reinventing Community Engagement and Empowerment in the Age of Data to be illuminating.

The origins of School of Data

If you were around in School of Data in 2012, the information in tis section might be redundant for you… but many of the newer School of Data community members haven’t had the chance to learn how it all started. We also want to point out to Sam Leon’s blog post talking about his embedded fellowship in Global Witness – one of School of Data’s first experiments with longer term processes.

Academic research meets data literacy work

Data literacy training efforts in civil society are similar to some of those documented by academic researchers, and that’s why we decided to take a look at how they are being discussed in the literature. Sources that we recommend:

Data literacy in civil society

Perhaps not in journal articles, but civil society organizations and individuals around the world have also devoted efforts to the documentation of their work in the field. Some of the highlights: Thank you for participating and following the data literacy research process we underwent! Our blog post series has now been completed and we encourage you to take a look at it. If you want to send feedback or get in touch, please do so at dataliteracy [at] fabriders.net.

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The Pirate Book: Read Me

Lieke Ploeger - February 11, 2016 in Events/Workshops, Featured

Last week at the transmediale festival for art and digital culture in Berlin the launch of The Pirate Book took place. This work aims to offer a broad view on media piracy, re-evaluating the issues surrounding the topic through a visual essay and anthology of global stories about sharing, distributing, and experiencing cultural content outside the boundaries of local […]

Transparência e participação cidadã são condições para o desenvolvimento sustentável

ariel-kogan - February 11, 2016 in #EuVoto, colaboração, Dados Abertos, desenvolvimento sustentável, Destaque, governo, governo aberto, Internet, participação, sociedade civil, sustentabilidade, tradução, transparência

O acesso à informação pública e participação efetiva dos cidadãos na tomada de decisões e na construção de políticas públicas são, sem dúvida, os primeiros passos para reforçar a ligação entre representantes e representados, e avançar no sentido do desenvolvimento sustentável.

Crédito: opensourceway

Crédito: opensourceway

O termo desenvolvimento sustentável finalmente entrou para o padrão da opinião pública. Falamos sobre as mudanças climáticas, proteção e regeneração do ambiente, energia renovável, reciclagem, mobilidade sustentável, entre outros. Sem dúvida, este é um conceito amplo, em constante construção, ativa e dinâmica. No entanto, pouco se consideram duas questões-chaves e estruturais do desenvolvimento sustentável, que são a transparência “radical” e a participação cidadã efetiva.

Transparência radical é um termo utilizado na política, no mundo empresarial e também no desenvolvimento de softwares para descrever ações e abordagens para aumentar radicalmente a abertura dos processos da organização e dos dados. Um bom exemplo de transparência radical aplicada ao poder público é a decisão do Reino Unido, por exemplo, de disponibilizar grandes quantidades de dados públicos em formatos abertos por meio da plataforma web CKAN.

As manifestações em diferentes partes do mundo nos últimos anos mostram claramente o interesse dos cidadãos de aproximar-se da política e de participar de maneira efetiva na construção de soluções e das decisões que são tomadas e afetam diretamente (ou indiretamente) o curso do desenvolvimento, sua vida e seu futuro.

Este novo tipo de comportamento, intimamente relacionado com uma sociedade em rede, mais conectada, graças às tecnologias e ferramentas do século XXI habilitadas pela internet, está mostrando o surgimento de um novo ecossistema de participação e de incidência política. Em todo o mundo, busca-se alternativas às tradicionais – e em grande parte desgastadas – ferramentas de participação.

A promoção e implementação destes processos pode significar uma melhoria significativa no avanço dos mecanismos democráticos, de controle social, consulta à cidadania e construção de um diálogo social mais amplo, aberto e forte. O principal resultado é a construção de uma nova forma de dialogar e tomar decisões como sociedade.

Este último, sem dúvida, é o principal desafio do século, para construir uma sociedade mais ética, justa e sustentável.

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The Cheese Mites or, Lilliputians in a London Restaurant (1901)

lotta - February 11, 2016 in early cinema, early special effects, Robert W. Paul, walter booth

Wonderful example of early special effects, a man is dining in a restaurant when three small human-like creatures, two men and a woman, appear from his food and drink, much to the amusement of the man at the table.

Introducing our crowdsourcing template and why we’re building it.

pjpauwels - February 11, 2016 in crowdsourcing, Featured, General, Open Innovation, template

The crowdfunding market in Belgium is getting bigger every year and societal focused efforts are equally increasing, which we support with lots of enthusiasm. That’s why early 2014, iDROPS and Open Knowledge Belgium started to brainstorm on how we could potentially provide real added value in relation to more traditional crowdfunding channels.

MEET W4P

Finally I can say we’re building our interpretation of the ideal platform for small to medium scale social, local and open innovation projects. And we’re not afraid to share the details before it’s finished, as sharing is the whole point. Our Open Source template will give anyone access to a one-project-a-time platform to ask for funding, volunteers, coaches and/or materials. That means you own the data AND the platform. And anyone does mean anyone, from cities and foundations to community or neigbourhood groups. If you can host it, you can own it. (Even if you can’t, we can always help along.)

The W4P stands for “We for purpose, we for people…”

WE CELEBRATE WITH DATA

That’s not all. In our preliminary stage we did a first screening of the Belgian crowdfunding market, as crowdsourcing is still an early-stage concept, and we’ve gathered our key findings and data in the infograph below. Think we missed something? Have a look at our spreadsheet containing our online search results and let us know.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

We’re building on this project together with Open Knowledge Belgium, iDROPS and Underlined as we speak (I mean write). The first pilot projects will launch in April and we will do a full release later this year. Want to know more about this thing? Want to contribute? Want to setup an own instance of W4P? Just head over to W4P.be and contact us!

This project is being funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme through the Chest-project Call 3

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Apply Now for School of Data’s 2016 Fellowship

Cédric Lombion - February 10, 2016 in announcement, fellowship

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School of Data is inviting journalists, civil society advocates and anyone interested in pushing data literacy forward to apply for its 2016 Fellowship Programme, which will run from April to December 2016. Up to 10 positions are open, with an application deadline set on March 10, 2016.

 

Apply now

 

Fellowships are nine-month placements with School of Data for data-literacy practitioners or enthusiasts. During this time, fellows work alongside School of Data to build an individual programme that will make use of both the collective experience of School of Data’s network to help fellow gain new skills, and the knowledge that fellows bring along with them, be it about a topic, a community or specific data literacy challenges.

As part of this fellowship, our shared aim will be to increase awareness of data literacy and build communities who together, can use data literacy skills to make the change they want to see in the world.

A thematic fellowship


In order to focus the training and learning experience the 2016 School of Data Fellows receive, the School of Data Fellowship Programme is taking a thematic approach. As a result, we will be prioritising candidates who: * possess experience in, and enthusiasm for, a specific area of data literacy training * can demonstrate links with an organisation practising in this defined area and/or links with an established network operating in the field

We are looking for engaged individuals who already have in-depth knowledge of a given sector and that they will have been reflecting on the data literacy challenges faced in the field. This will help fellows get off to a running start and achieve the most during their time with School of Data: nine months fly by!

Furthermore, we have already partnered with organisations willing to support fellows interested in working on the following themes: Data Journalism, Extractives Data and Responsible Data. These amazing partner organisations will provide fellows with guidance, mentorship and expertise in their respective domains.

 

Learn more about the thematic focus

 

9 months to make an impact


The Fellowship will run from April to December 2016, and it entails 10 days a month of fellows’ time to work both offline with their local community carrying out trainings, supporting them on data-driven projects, and meeting their data needs on a flexible basis, as well as online with the global network, sharing learning via online skill-shares, blog posts and contributing to our online learning materials. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 USD a month to cover for their work.

In May, the fellows will come together for an in-person Summer Camp (location to be decided) to meet their peers, share their skills, and learn about the School of Data way of training people on data skills.

What are you waiting for?

 

Read more about School of Data’s fellowship
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Apply now


Key Information

  • Available positions: up to 10 fellows, with 5 slots reserved for Data Journalism, Extractives Data and Responsible Data applications. Learn more.
  • Application deadline: March 10, 2016, midnight GMT+0
  • Duration: From April 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016
  • Level of activity: 10 days per month
  • Stipend: $1000 USD per month

 

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Why our Fellowship adopted a thematic focus approach

Marco Túlio Pires - February 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

School of Data is here to contribute with all the work that is being carried out around the world to empower citizens and journalists on how to use data effectively in their work. Though working with data can be considered very niched, in our own environment it can be quite broad. Having thematic focuses during our Fellowship will help fellows, partner organisations and School of Data members to look at specific data literacy challenges from a more practical point of view that will allow us to have better measurements of success.

The 2016 School of Data Fellowship will prioritise the selection of fellows with specific thematic focuses in mind. What does it really mean? It basically means two things: first, because we will be looking at specific areas, we can tap into our network of partner organisations that have similar thematic focuses and collaborate on activities that will have an impact on a bigger audience, across different programmes and different countries. This sort of knowledge-cross-pollination is at the core of what School of Data does at its best, reaching out to actors and communities at the global and local level.

Second, having a thematic-oriented fellowship sends a message to candidates that we’re looking for individuals who have an area of expertise/interest and who are already reflecting about the challenges and how to overcome them in their own fields of domain. As much as we will support fellows shaping their fellowship experiences and projects, we’re also interested in learning from them what their ideas are to improve data literacy in their own regions across a multitude of thematic areas.

Some of our most successful initiatives in the School of Data Network emerged from situations where we had a specific thematic focus in mind. We’re formalising this mindset in our 2016 School of Data Fellowship. We hope this approach will bring more innovation and relevance to organisations and individuals working with data literacy around the world. Let’s see how each category looks like.

Choose your own thematic focus

  • Partner organisation: Fellows & School of Data work together
  • Positions: 4

Fellows can choose their own thematic focus during the application process. We are looking for individuals with strong experience or knowledge working with data in any number of sectors and who have identified data literacy obstacles within the field that they are are passionate about working with us to try to overcome them.

If you have expertise in anything from Election Monitoring to Disaster Risk Reduction to Fiscal Transparency or Health Service Provision, we invite you to share your experience working in the field, describe the data literacy challenges that you have identified and explain your vision for improving data literacy within the proposed thematic area.

Be creative and daring but we also encourage you to think local, we are looking for individuals who want to have a long term impact in their regions and communities.

Now, before you apply for a thematic focus of your own, take a look at the categories below. If you have experience working with one of those areas, we encourage you to apply for one of them. The advantage is that we already contacted partner organisations that are ready to support your fellowship experience, providing you with guidance, mentorship and expertise in their own domains.

Data Journalism Fellow

Partner organisation

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Positions: 3

There are three positions in this track. Two of them will be held by Central American candidates in El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. School of Data and Internews are seeking for fellows to support the launch of a regional data journalism initiative. The fellows will be contributing to three major activities: the development of a data journalism curriculum to be delivered to journalists from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras; working on projects with one of three digital investigative journalism outlets (El Faro in El Salvador, Plaza Publica in Guatemala and Revistazo in Honduras) and helping teams with the data component of selected cross-border reporting projects funded by Internews.

The fellows will be integral to the successful launch of this regional data journalism program and will produce much of the content that will be utilized throughout the period.

We have one more position for the Data Journalism thematic focus that is not necessarily associated with the other two. We encourage candidates from any country to suggest their own data journalism approaches to the fellowship.

Responsible Data, Privacy & Data Ethics Fellow

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  • Position: 1

The thematic fellowship on Responsible Data can be focused on any number of issues related to responsible data. ‘Responsible data’ refers to something broader than digital or information security — it is about thinking through the duty to ensure people’s rights to consent, privacy, security and ownership of their personal information throughout all of the stages of the data life cycle.

Studying, exploring and responding to these issues is essential because the use of technology & data is increasingly prominent in contemporary social change strategies, and because the speed at which technology & data evolves means the dangers they pose are growing in unexpected and alarming ways. Because the challenges civil society faces in carrying out work are amorphous and complex, it can be next to impossible for an organization to determine how best to use data responsibly without specialist guidance.

We hope that this fellowship will provide an opportunity for a deep-dive into a specific responsible data issue (through a project lens, for example on the use of satellite footage, opened data sets, data sharing practices, data visualization, etc) in order to contribute to this developing specialised guidance.

Extractives Data Fellow

Partner organisation

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  • Position: 1

An ideal extractives data fellow would already have at least a basic understanding of the extractives sector or at least a strong desire to learn. Some familiarity with extractive contract terms and payment structures would be very useful, as well as knowledge on how to find and utilize extractives data that already exists (Open Oil Database, EITI reports, etc). A candidate with a strong desire to harness the information already available and use it to push for greater transparency and accountability, as well as knowledge sharing, would fit well with this fellowship position.

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Who Says Michelangelo Was Right? Conflicting Visions of the Past in Early Modern Prints

Adam Green - February 10, 2016 in antiquity, Art & Illustrations, classical greece, hans brosamer, ideal of art, Laocoön, Laocoön and his sons, Laocoön group, michelangelo, raphael, rennaissance rome, sculpture, william blake

When the lost classical sculpture Laocoön and His Sons — lauded as representing the very highest ideal of art — was dug up in 1506 with limbs missing, the authorities in Rome set about restoring it to how they imagined it once to look. Monique Webber explores how it was in reproductive prints that this vision was contested, offering a challenge to the mainstream interpretation of Antiquity.