Freetown, Sierra Leone
June 14 -17, 2016
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* 4-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 World Bank Sierra Leone and Open Aid Partnership, with support from the Right to Access Information Commission, IDT Labs, Sensi Tech Hub, Hacks/Hackers Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).
The best projects will win $25,000 in seed grants and technology support in this d|Bootcamp’s aftercare programme.
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.