Government Data. Civic Data.

Come Use It To Build Cool Stuff.

Freetown, Sierra Leone, June 14-17, 2016

Freetown, Sierra Leone

June 14 -17, 2016

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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.

Session Leaders

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Serah Njambi Rono
Code for Africa

Temi Adeoye
Code For Nigeria

Andrew Kamau

Code for Africa

Salton Massally
IDT Labs

Usman Khaliq
IDT Labs

Moris Marah
Morris Marah
Sensi Hub

Daniel Nogueira-Budny

The World Bank

Yeama Thompson

Right to Access Information Commission


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This Freetown d|Bootcamp  has been made possible through support from the following partners:

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Sensi Tech Hub   IDT Labs   RAIC Salone   CDI

   africa   ANCIR

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.