[ddj] Helsingin Sanomat Hackthon @OKFestival - Friday 21st September
lucy.chambers at okfn.org
Wed Sep 5 16:15:10 UTC 2012
Coder/Designer/Journalist/Statistician? - this message is for you. Fancy a
chance to have your work publicised in Helsingin Sanomat?
A quick update from the Open Knowledge Festival Preparations and an
invitation to a hackday:
As you may know, 3 days in the festival week will be dedicated to data
journalism and visualisation.
On *Friday 21st September*, Helsingin Sanomat invites coders, designers,
journalists and open data activists to *HS Open Hackathon* to build
visualizations or applications that use open data. Using international data
from the World Bank and other sources (see suggested datasets ), groups
of three (at least one coder, journalist and a designer) will create a
working application or visualization from scratch.
The goal for each group is to make an news application that tells a visual
story on a global topic such as health, children's welfare or inequality
around the world. News applications can also crowdsource data or be a
game.The target for the day is to produce 560×400 pixel application that
can be embedded into any web page.
*In the previous Hackathons, some of the best applications have been bought
and published by Helsingin Sanomat - fingers crossed, there will be some
good applications coming out of this one too so this can happen this time
** REGISTRATION for the hackathon is OPEN ONLY FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS, so
register soon *
** You do *not* need an OKFestival ticket to participate in the hackathon* -
however unfortunately, participating in the hackathon does not grant you
access to the rest of the festival.
On the organisers:
*Helsingin Sanomat* (http://www.hs.fi/english/) is one of the biggest
Finnish news papers and also one of the trailblazers as regards having an
explicit open data policy  in the newsroom.
* *Main page*: <http://okfestival.org/hs-open-datajournalism-hackathon/>
* *Registration*: Complete this form to register: http://bit.ly/OZi7BU)
(note - if you have a team ready, you can register together).
You can read more about all of the data journalism events (3 days worth!)
Would be great to see you there!
OpenSpending & Data Journalism
Open Knowledge Foundation
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