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Waiting list open! 3. DSDay on “Data in Journalism” booked out after 10 hours!

Hi everyone,

UPDATE: 3. DSDay booked out after just 10(!) hours!!! Unbelievable!!!
We opened the waiting list, pls. apply for that if you’re interested in participating! Will send out a reminder to everyone with a ticket 10 days before our event and – experience tells – there’ll be a few tickets given back! I promise…. :-)

REGISTRATION for our 3. DSDay on “Data in Journalism / Storytelling with data” JUST STARTED! We have 50(!) seats available, first come – first serve!

As always – visit amiando:

Honestly – this time it´ll be really, really awesome! Mindblowing!
We have brilliant international speakers from the US, UK, France, Belgium & Germany, a broad range of topics & views, a great location, coffee & beer & pizza and a fantastic year´s end celebration! ;-)

And again – the event is FREE of charge!
So give a big hand to our fantastic supporters: IBM, Exasol, ImmobilienScout & The unbelievable Machine Company!

Dec 7 from 9:00 – open end

ImmobilienScout, Andreasstr. 10, Berlin (close to Ostbahnhof)

See what we´re up to.

9:00 Doors open

9:45 to 10:00
Klaas Bollhoefer, The unbelievable Machine Company & Thomas Kwiatkowski, ImmobilienScout24: “Welcome!”

10:00 to 10:30
Lucy Chambers, Open Knowledge Foundation: “The Data Journalism Handbook”

There is no such thing as Data Journalism: Data Journalism is just journalism done properly. Where once journalists were hunter-gatherers and had to jealously guard their sources, now they are more likely to be at risk from drowning in their data, now the issue is not so much who can get hold of what, but who can get the story out fastest. The Data Journalism Handbook aims to inspire journalists to treat data just like any other of their sources and give them the tools they need to speed up, streamline and simplify the process of working with their data, as well as presenting and visualising it in a more engaging way. You’re already a data journalist, you just might not know it yet.

10:30 to 11:15
KEYNOTE: Geoff McGhee, Stanford University: “The New Rules of Data Storytelling”

Computer-driven data visualization began as a tool for individual exploration and sense-making. Now a generation of journalists, artists and researchers are borrowing techniques from comics, cinema and video games to create data visualizations that inform, explain, delight and inspire. What are the new rules of data storytelling, and where are we headed?
A veteran of online news, Geoff McGhee now runs a laboratory for information visualization at Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West. He spent 2009-2010 as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, during which he produced the acclaimed interactive documentary, “Journalism in the Age of Data.” McGhee spent eight years at The New York Times, where he helped found its online infographics and multimedia team. He has also worked at Le Monde Interactif in Paris and

11:15 to 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 to 12:00
Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Journalism++: “Teaching data literacy”

Data-wrangling and data-visualizations are in fashion – that’s great. Now, how do we ensure that users know what they do and prevent the rise of data-monsters? Nicolas has trained journalists in data literacy for the past 3 years and will share some lessons learned.

12:00 to 12:30
Stephan Thiel, Studio NAND: “Data Olympics”

With the rise of social media and data-driven services, new perspectives onto public events and behavioural dynamics can be created using data analysis and visualization. For the first time in human history, we can track and make visible the traces of millions of social interactions happening every second on the internet. Yet, the question remains to which extend these perspectives reveal truly new insights as compared to traditional methods of journalism, social sciences and economics. Neither is it clear which ethical standards and contexts apply to the world of big data.
Stephan Thiel of Studio NAND will talk about the potential and challenges of big data and visualization in the context of data-driven journalism by introducing the process behind emoto – a visualization project Studio NAND did together with Moritz Stefaner and Drew Hemment of FutureEverything to capture and visualize the excitement around the 2012 London Olympic Games.

12:30 to 1:00
Toms Baugis, “Data Viz for Publishers: Let me Show you My Pokemons” Dash is analytics and optimization platform for publishers with customers including Atlantic Media, Mashable and Thomson Reuters. Toms Bauģis is behind the screens of Dash and the talk will be about the challenges met and insights gained while working on the system.

1:00 to 1:45 Lunch Break

1:45 to 2:15
Lorenz Matzat, OpenDataCity: “Stories made from data”

From getting and wrangling data to finally tell stories with it: Lorenz Matzat gives an account on how his colleagues of OpenDataCity and him executed two data pieces for german newspapers: What went wrong and have been the hurdles; why it worked out and how this all fits into journalism. Secondly, Matzat gives a short overview on his data-driven mapping tool he’s developing with his company Lokaler for local newspapers and municipalities.

2:15 to 2:45
Sebastian Mondial, Investigative Data Journalist / Trainer: “Lighthouses and Data-Mines – About the Changing Perception of Data-Journalism”

Datajournalism is often percieved by the shiny lighthouses build by a few. Chief editors point there and say “Can you build me one of those?”. But for a daily dose, someone needs to go into the data mines. [This presentation is about the change and change in perception about computer assisted reporting, data and data driven journalism.]

2:45 to 3:00 Coffee Break

2 more talks planned….changes in program may happen….

~ 4:00 Coffee Break & Workshop Setup

4:30 to 6:00 Hands-Ons / Workshop Sessions

1. Hands-On: Datawrapper
One of the tools developed by Journalism++ (with Gregor Aisch, in a project led by Mirko Lorenz for ABZV) is Datawrapper, which offers users to make simple charts in seconds. The key element of Datawrapper is that it focuses strictly on correctness rather than fanciness. Nicolas will show the features of the tool as well as the technical, theoretical and business principles that underpin it.

2. Hands-On: Dash

Plus: Two Interactive Sessions / Workshops with the speakers on different key topics (will be defined by speakers & participants during last coffee break)

From 6:00 til open end
Get-together with beer, pizza & lots of time to meet, share ideas & talk about the day!

Ladies & Gentlemen –
This is a stunner!!! :-)

Pls. comment and tell me what you think….



3 comments on “Waiting list open! 3. DSDay on “Data in Journalism” booked out after 10 hours!

  1. Patrick
    November 2, 2012

    Sounds great, but too far away for me… Ever thought of filming the speeches and making them available online? That would be great…

  2. klabol
    November 2, 2012

    Hi Patrick,

    we´ll definitely record the talks and put them on YT later on (as always)! :-)

  3. Patrick
    November 3, 2012

    Great! Thanks!

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