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It is called HackYourAid and it aims to be the first Data Journalism hackathon focused on data about aid and development.
It will be held in Pisa, the 10th of October, within the Internet festival, with the goal of employ datasets about global aid to create reporting or visualization projects about how non profits and ngos work around the world.
The event is free and open: anyone can participate joining a group or contributing with his/her own idea. You can also bring your own team and develop a project during the hackathon. If you are able to complete the project during the day, you will have the opportunity to present the results the day after during a special event, before an audience of international guests and experts on the issue. The 11th of October will indeed take place a special session of the Festival called “Cooperation wanted“, dedicated to innovation that fights social needs and vulnerabilities, playing on the creativity of voluntary associations, social organizations and entrepreneurs.
We propose you to join one of these three tracks. Or you can apply with a personal project to be developed during the event:
TRACK 1 – OPEN DATA AND ONG
What “Open data” means for an NGO, a practical case for opening the data. The group will be guided by Andrea Borruso, mapper and Open Data expert.
TRACK 2 – INTERNATIONAL FUNDS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Funds for development, what is the international scenario? Being inspired from a national inquiriy about Italian funds for aid, this group will try to investigate what happens abroad and how the aid funds are distributed worldwide. The track will be guided by Carlo Romagnoli, Data Research expert.
TRACK 3 – DATA ABOUT MIGRANTS REMITTANCES
Hundreds of billions in a constant growing flows: the migrants remittances, money sent home to their families by migrants working in countries. The group will be led by Alessio Cimarelli, data scientist and Dataninja co-founder.
TRACK 4 – BRING YOUR OWN PROJECT
Do you have an idea for the project? Bring your own team and develop it with the Dataninja team. If you are able to complete it, you can present it the day after during the event dedicated to the hackathon. The group will be lead by Andrea Nelson Mauro e Donata Columbro.
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