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EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

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Journalismfund.eu vzw is an independent non-profit organisation under Belgian law that aims to promote quality in-depth and cross-border journalism by giving working grants to journalists, by providing networking opportunities and by organising training sessions.
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Thursday, May 24 • 9:30am - 12:00pm
Hack Day - European tenders exposed

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Join us in a special 2018 EIJC Hack Day: all tender edition! Public spending is THE way our governments spend our tax money. We need to know how the money is spent, which companies get it, and how corruption in the spending looks like. For all that, journalists need to understand how to look at tender data.  We therefore would like to welcome journalists, techies and non-techies and everything in between to nerd out on 7 million big and small tenders from the 28 EU member states, Norway, the EU Institutions, Iceland, Switzerland and Georgia.  Are you a journalist? Learn what questions you can ask tender data. Use your local knowledge to find stories hidden in between the table rows. Leave the day with a potential story and share it with the conference on Saturday.  Are you technical but not a journalist? Help journalists tell their story, visualise the data, interrogate the data. Or make your own story, look for trends across countries and sectors, join the data with other data sets, visualise them.  You can explore tender data collected and cleaned by the Digiwhist project in an interactive tender dashboard (https://opentender.eu/start), look for patterns in the data with Elvis (http://tenders.exposed/) or import and explore the raw tables and build your own analysis.  Experts on the tender data will be there to guide you through the data, corruption indicators and answer any questions you might have about tenders.  We are looking forward to welcome you at the 2018 EIJC Hack Day public spending data extravaganza! Learn more

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolová

Adriana Homolová

Proud coordinator of the data skills training 📊, ARENA, Follow The Money, Lost in Europe
Adriana is a freelance data journalist, trainer and public spending nerd. At Dataharvest, she coordinates the data skills training. At other times, she writes scrapers and investigates European Union for Follow The Money's Bureau Brussel and collects data on missing children in migration... Read More →
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Data Librarian, OpenSanctions
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He's currently building OpenSanctions, a global database of persons of journalistic interest.
avatar for Victor Nițu

Victor Nițu

Software Developer, tenders.exposed
Victor is one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualization platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond. A while ago he was one of the developers behind OpenTrials, an aggregator of all clinical trials around the world with advanced... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

FragDenStaat.de / OKFN De
Stefan is an investigative technologist and works for the German FOI platform FragDenStaat.de. He also tries to keep the farmsubsidy.org scrapers and website running.


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm CEST
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