What are your users doing on your website or in your store? How do you turn the piles of data your organization generates into actionable information? Where do you get complementary data to make yours more comprehensive? What tech, and what techniques?
The Fifth Elephant is a two day conference on big data.
Early Geek tickets are available from fifthelephant.doattend.com.
The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.
Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Editorial Panel is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.
It’s useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:
Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.
Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.
Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.
Speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event. Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.
The Data Journalism Handbook
What is Data Journalism? How can I get started? Can anyone do it? What is the Data Journalism scene like in India? This session will tackle questions such as these and will show you that anyone can be a data journalism (and that it is a jolly exciting thing to be!)
We live in an information age, where journalists previously had to work like hunter-gathers, they are now drowning in data. The Data Journalism Handbook aims to help them learn to sail the data seas, targeting questions such as ‘where can I find data?’, ‘how do I work with it?’ and ‘how do I present it to the public?’.
This session will be a discussion of data journalism and how to get started and also of the data journalism scene in India.
A goor pair of ears, questions and enthusiasm. If you have any great examples of data-driven stories from India - please bring them along, we would love to hear about them!
Lucy Chambers is a Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation. She works on the OKFN’s OpenSpending.org project and Spending Stories, a Knight News Challenge Winner 2011 - helping journalists build context around and fact check spending data. She also coordinates the data-driven-journalism activities of the Foundation, running training sessions for journalists on how to find, work with and present data and was one of the editors of the Data Journalism Handbook.