Government Data. Civic Data.

Come Use It To Build Cool Stuff,  “Story-finding” and Story-telling.

Lagos, Nigeria Mar 9-11, 2017

Lagos, Nigeria

Mar 9 – 11, 2017


This data literacy bootcamp will equip you with a basic foundation in data literacy that will help you to understand, interpret and ultimately write data-driven stories and build projects that use data journalism to develop journalistic stories from data material , in order to better hold the government accountable for its actions and promises.

Through discussions, case studies and real-time examples you will learn how to work with data, including how to: acquire data(how to scrape a website, download a spreadsheet, file a public records request etc), analyse data(how to look for patterns, stories or clues) and present data in an informative and engaging way.

This d|Bootcamp is hosted together with the Global Editor’s Network (GEN), and Google Nigeria, with support from Code for Africa, Hacks/Hackers Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) and will take place at The News Agency of Nigeria Media Centre, National Theatre Annex, in Iganmu, Lagos.

The d|Bootcamp will bring together 60 middle-level reporters/correspondents, producers and editors using a workshop format to demonstrate tech-enabled journalism innovations with varying emphasis on how data can be used to hold governments accountable for their promises and actions. Civic watchdogs, technologists and digital designers will also be in attendance for hands-on learning and collaboration on team projects.

Come join us to find out during a *free* 3-day d|Bootcamp that explores how you can access and use the data.

The best projects will win $10,000 in seed grants and technology support.


Hacks (Journalists) & Bloggers

Journalists, Bloggers, Videographers, Graphic Artists, Interactive Designers. Learn to tell more powerful stories with new new tools. Learn to use data to create localised / personalised content.

Hackers & Makers

Developers, Designers, User Experience (UX) Researchers, Engineers. Come work on meaningful problems for mass audiences. Get connected to new markets, and practice your skills.

Civil Society Professionals

Data Experts, Government ICT Thought-leader and NGOs. Come help connect indicators to issues. Team up with civic technologists and mass media pioneers to build citizen tools.

Session Leaders

Evangeline de Bourgoing
Global Editors Network

Taiwo Kola-ogunlade

Seember Nyager
CEO, Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC)

Jacopo Ottaviani
Code for Africa

Oluseun Onigbinde

Justin Arenstein
Code for Africa

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This Lagos d|Bootcamp  has been made possible through support from the following partners:



Our Mission

To boost analytical, evidence-based public discussion
by giving citizens, journalists and civil society
access to the data, digital tools, and computational skills
necessary for transforming our societies into digital democracies.