Tactical Tech do training and workshops focusing on data and privacy but also on how technology can help people manage data, and investigate and use it for their campaigning and evidence -based advocacy.
In July 2017 they are holding their first ever Data Investigation Camp, inviting applications from experienced evidence explorers, data critics and data storytellers working on social and political issues - corruption, accountability and transparency, environmental and social justice, human rights, and abuses of power. The camp will be especially useful to organisations or people using data for evidence-based campaigning, and has been specifically designed for participants who already have existing experience using data to tell stories and change narratives through proven and successful projects.
The Data Investigation Camp will take place on 19-24 July 2017 in Montenegro. It will bring together 50 applicants from all over the world; those selected will be eligible for funding of their costs. The deadline for applications is May 29.
The plan is to share practical knowledge, techniques, methodologies, tools and skills on data investigations. From collecting to analysing to visualising data, we will look at working with closed and open, small and big, personal and public data. We will work together to explore new techniques, share skills, push boundaries and build on the existing knowledge, skill, and experience of our community while including new voices.
Come with a project, get inspired by others and learn new skills and techniques. Join in pushing the boundaries of data-led evidence gathering, share practical techniques, spark friction, explore difficult dilemmas and build networks.
For more details and a link to the application form, https://tacticaltech.org/datacamp
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