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

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Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
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Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
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Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →
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Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →

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