The Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch project,
Spot.Us, MAPLight.org, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, and the
Sunlight Foundation have teamed up to sponsor the first California Data
Camp & DataSF App Contest on November 7, 2009.
The one day gathering is open to developers, journalists, community
organizers, policy wonks, students and others interested in working
with government data to provide insights and information into
California and its communities. A variety of issues will be tackled
including computer-assisted reporting, data visualization, data access,
data transparency, and data management.
I am superexcited about putting this together; data transparency and data visualization/reporting are all very vital issues and this event should bring some wonderful people together to teach and learn.
The event will be held at Citizen Space, 425 Second Street, San
Francisco and runs from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. To
register, visit http://datacamp.eventbrite.com/. The cost is $10.