Government Data. Civic Data.

Come Use It To Build Cool Stuff.

Casablanca, Morocco Oct 25-27, 2016

Casablanca, Morocco

October 25 – 27, 2016

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Government’s development spending shapes your life. It pays for the roads and bridges you travel on, for the schools and clinics that nurture you, and the water and electricity that makes your life possible. But, do you really know where the money comes from or where it goes?

Does development spending really improve lives, or grow the economy?

And, can data from civil society help us track other issues ranging from organised crime to terror attacks, or from illegal mining operations to dodgy doctors?

Come join us to find out during a *free* 3-day d|Bootcamp that explores how you can access and use the data. The d|Bootcamp will bring together international speakers, local data journalists and civic watchdogs, alongside technologists and digital designers, for hands-on learning and collaboration on team projects. There will be Arabic translations at the training. Registration closes on October 14, locals are encouraged to apply early.

The d|Bootcamp is being funded by Newscorp, underwritten by the International Center for Journalists, with support from Code for Africa, Hacks/Hackers Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) and will take place at L’Université Mundiapolis de Casablanca.

This program received the generous contributions from Ahmed Charai and David Bradley.

This d|Bootcamp will award three grants of 1,000 each to the best projects.

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

Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein

Code for Africa


Stanislas de Livonnière

Le Parisien


Evelyn Muthoni

Code for Africa


Nuno Vargas

UI/UX Consultant


Jacopo Ottaviani

The Migrants’ Files


Lillian Nduati

Code for Africa


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

ICFJ_logo   cfi

     africa      ANCIR

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.