The Data Journalism and Data Visualization stream combines two closely-related disciplines for hands-on practical sessions, discussions, demonstrations and debates. The stream will kick off on Monday with two satellite events, Visualizing Knowledge and Hacks/Hackers Helsinki. During the festival itself, join us to learn how to make data pretty, with tools demos and a session on using APIs for journalists. Join the debates on how to bring data journalism in the newsroom and make open data mainstream, and on how to use it to track powerful influence groups in the media. Our week ends with a Hackday co-organized with Helsingin Sanomat, pioneers of combining Open Data and Journalism in Finland. Whether you are a Hack, a Hacker or an interested bystander, we’ll make you into a data journalist – join us!
There are plenty of inspiring speakers sharing their thoughts during the sessions and satellite events of the Data journalism and Visualization -topic stream. Three of them Simon Rogers, Farida Vis and Hans Rosling are listed as featured spekers for the whole Open Knowledge Festival.
“Data journalism and data visualization hold the promise of becoming defining new elements in the journalism of the 2010s. It is fantastic to be a part of this emerging new field and to have the honor of showcasing some of the interesting things happening right now.” Juuso Koponen, Graphic designer and writer, Informaatiomuotoilu.fi
Guest Programme Planners:
Juuso Koponen: I’m a graphic designer specializing in information graphics and datavisualization. With a few colleagues, I run a Finnish-language blog on the topic (http://informaatiomuotoilu.fi/), teach at Aalto University School of Art, Design & Architecture etc. We are also organizing a ”TED-like” (i.e. compact presentations by experts aimed at non-experts) conference on information design and visualization on September 17th as an OKFest satellite event (see above).
Lucy Chambers: Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation – working on OpenSpending.org and the Data Journalism Handbook, now helping out with the Open Government side of OKFestival.
Jens Finnäs: Finnish datajournalist based in Stockholm. Works part time at Sveriges Radio and part time as a freelancer. Blogging about datajournalism at http://dataist.wordpress.com.
Johanna Vehkoo: Co-founder of Hacks/Hackers Helsinki. Freelance writer and future-of-journalism preacher. Twitter: @vehkoo, blog: wordpress.vehkoo.com .
Miska Knapek: A Danish-Czech information/interaction/visualisation designer based in Helsinki. I’m part of the WeLoveOpenData group ( http://weloveopendata.com/ ) promoting / workshopping about Open Data, information visualisation and Open Design, helped initiate the Aalto Fablab. Personal work: knapek.org Twitter: @miskaknapek .