In recent years, the world's best news outfits have invested in data journalism talent, tools and projects, in an effort to tell their stories better and with more context. In India though, such projects — and the trained professionals required to execute them — are few and far between. Hence, the theme of this Hacks/Hackers Delhi meetup.
The first half will be five-min rapid presentations by people who are using data to tell stories, focusing on how they source their data, tools they use to clean/visualise it, and resources/training they think would help them do it better. We will have:
The second half will be a public discussion on possible data journalism projects, public data that people want access to, workarounds to common challenges in this process, etc.
We are still lining up more presenters, so if you know anyone doing great work with public data, data visualisation, interactive maps/timelines for news, etc, do let us know and we'll invite them.
Do RSVP on this event's Facebook page too + invite others you think might be interested.
Hacks/Hackers is a global collective of people interested in the intersection between news and technology — journalists, developers, designers, product managers, entrepreneurs, students, and many more. In New Delhi, we regularly host expert presentations, skills workshops or group discussions focused on the latest trends/challenges in digital journalism. If you'd like to suggest an event theme, do write to us at [masked]