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Meet us @ Datafest Tbilisi

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When: November 7th to 9th

Where: Tbilisi, Georgia

What is it?
Datafest is the first data conference in the Caucasus: three days dedicated to data and communication of all stripes. The event brings together media and tech people, marketers, citizen activists, and government officials who are “willing to explore the data opportunities to inspire, share knowledge, network, collaborate.”

Two representatives of Deutsche Welle will join the conference: Innovation manager Mirko Lorenz and freelance journalist Rayna Breuer will share insights on data-driven journalism, in talks and workshops. Check out the agenda spreadsheet for more details. (more…)

YourDataStories Project Update

Are you curious about YDS?

Numbers speak their own language – we help you translate it 
The last months have been an exciting time. We, the YourDataStories consortium, did not only enjoy the autumn colors but also brought our data-based platform out to shine.
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Making #opendata more accessible and transparent

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Moving from setup phase to prototyping

Time is passing quickly and YourDataStories (YDS), our research project on making #opendata more accessible and transparent, is already beyond the first year of its three years project duration.

As projects go, the first year was full of first steps: Setting up the consortium, creating the necessary project structures and communication lines as well as establishing a basis for the actual development. Activities ranged from setting up the technical infrastructure to gathering and analysing the main user requirements for the envisioned application.
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