The Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods – Coda.Br, a pioneering event in Brazil focused on data journalism, will celebrate its third year on Nov. 10 and 11 in São Paulo and has opened registration on its website.
Organized by Open Knowledge Brasil in partnership with the Google News Initiative, the conference offers more than 60 hours of programming for journalists and people interested in working with data and the humanities.
The team of invited experts, renowned names in digital and data journalism from Brazil and several other countries, will explore issues such as the role of electoral polls in election results, what is Machine Learning and its potential contributions in journalistic investigations, how to use the Law of Access to Information (LAI) for reporting, among others.
Speakers and instructors include Sarah Cohen, a former editor of the data team at The New York Times and winner of the Pulitzer prize; Jeremy Merril of ProPublica, the U.S. outlet for investigative journalism with data; Alberto Cairo, global expert in data visualization; Fernanda Viegas, PhD from MIT Media Lab and Senior Researcher on Artificial Intelligence at Google; and Daniel Bramatti, president of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and editor of Estadão Dados, data center of O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper.
In addition to discussions and hands-on workshops, Coda.Br 2018 will have networking spaces on open data, bootcamps for those who want to learn how to program in Python or R languages, and "Bring Your Problem" mentoring sessions where participants can bring their doubts about projects in progress or that have already been completed. Check out the full schedule by clicking on this link.
In the last session of the event, the organizers will present the first prize for data journalism directed at the Brazilian public, expected to be delivered in 2019.
Coda.Br is organized by Escola de Dados (Data Schoool), a program of Open Knowledge Brasil, in partnership with the Google News Initiative. The conference is supported by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism, the Volt Data agency, the Serrapilheira Institute, the Python Foundation and Nic.Br.
Date: November 10 and 11
Cost: R $220 for students and R $270 for professionals until 10/30; as of Oct. 31, the prices increase to R $ 250 and R $ 300, respectively
Registration and further information: coda.escoladedados.org
Location: ESPM - Rua Dr. Álvaro Alvim, 123 - Vila Mariana, São Paulo (SP)