Happy New Year and Happy New York!

We are really pleased to announce that we will be hosting our very first US two day Journalism Data Camp event in conjunction with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and supported by the Knight Foundation on February 3rd and 4th 2012.

We have been working with Emily Bell @emilybell, Director of the Tow Center and Susan McGregor @SusanEMcG, Assistant Professor at the Columbia J School to plan the event. The main objective is to liberate and use New York data for the purposes of keeping business and power accountable.

After a short introduction on the first day, we will split the event into three parallel streams; journalism data projects; liberating New York data; and ‘learn to scrape’. We plan to inject some fun by running a derby for the project stream and also by awarding prizes in all of the streams.  We hope to make the event engaging and enjoyable.

We need journalists, media professionals, students of journalism, political science or  information technology, coders, statisticians and public data boffs to dig up the data!

Please pick a stream and sign-up to help us to make New York a data driven city!

Our thanks to Columbia University, Civic Commons, The New York Times, and CUNY for allowing us to use their premises as we sojourned in the big apple

Zarino has created a map with our US events which we will update with additional events as we add locations. https://scraperwiki.com/events/

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