The first California Data Camp & DataSF App Contest will be held on November 7, 2009.
The one day gathering is open to developers, journalists, community
organizers, policy wonks, students and others interested in working
with government data to provide insights and information into
California and its communities. A variety of issues will be tackled
including computer-assisted reporting, data visualization, data access,
data transparency, and data management.
“This will be a great opportunity to share ideas and brainstorm
about ways to use data and technology to bring more transparency and
accountability to local, regional and statewide reporting,” said Mark
Katches, Editorial Director of California Watch, a new reporting team
within CIR that is devoted to statewide watchdog reporting.
There will also be a day-long app-building contest using
DataSF.org., the clearinghouse of data sets created by the city and
county of San Francisco. The winning team will be awarded a prize.
The event will be held at Citizen Space, 425 Second Street, San
Francisco and runs from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. To
register, visit http://datacamp.eventbrite.com/. The cost is $10.
For more check here.