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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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Data Journalism [clear filter]
Saturday, May 26
 

1:00pm CEST

Crowdsourcing on the go - the Journalism++ Task Force Project
Complex investigations require tedious data-wrangling work that could be best solved by a distributed team, or even by the general public. Taskforce is a new tool designed to simplify crowdsourcing efforts, made specifically for journalistic investigations. It's aimed at involving your newsroom or your readership in this effort, with a user-friendly messaging-based interface that anyone can easily get into. In this workshop, we'll go through this tool, try it out, and find ways in which it could help your own investigations.

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Lafuente

Ricardo Lafuente

Editor & Data Architect, J++
Designer with a passion for code, data, civic tech and free/open source software.Interested in information design, crowdsourcing tools, novel uses of messaging and Python everything.


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C125
 
Sunday, May 27
 

9:30am CEST

Finding the needle in the document pile with the new ALEPH software
ALEPH is a new open source software, developed by OCCRP data wizz Friedrich Lindenberg to do searches in unstructured data and documents. ALEPH does the indexing, searching and analysing for you. It has to be installed on a server and will be demonstrated on data.occrp.org, but others such as Süddeutsche Zeitung also use it in-house. In this presentation Friedrich will focus on the use of the tool. For interested programmers, here is the Github - https://github.com/alephdata/aleph, for further questions please contact Friedrich after the session.

Speakers
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

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 →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen