Costa Rica Data Bootcamp

Open Data Costa Rica aims to link journalists, civil society advocates, and data experts to collaborate on projects that expose development problems on topics like corruption, security, governance, gender inequality, illegal immigration, and illicit trafficking.

Media and civil society engagement must connect to help unlock the potential of open data and reveal information that can expose and prevent abuses of power and mismanagement of public funds.
Join the International Center for Journalists, in partnership with Abriendo Datos Costa RicaPunto y Aparte, and La Voz de Guanacaste, in a two-day intensive data bootcamp as we aim to increase transparency and accountability in Costa Rica. We are offering 40 free seats to local journalists, civil society advocates, students, data experts, designers and technologists. Additionally, expenses will be paid for those outside of San Jose. The bootcamp will be held from February 27th to the 28th, 2020 in San Jose as part of the ICFJ program,Open Data Costa Rica.

Why Attend the Bootcamp?
Not only will you have the chance to interact with four skilled experts who will be leading the bootcamp, you’ll also gain valuable experience as you learn to use data as a tool for producing stories and demanding greater transparency. You will connect with others hoping to expand the open data movement and work together in teams to develop prototypes of reporting projects that engage citizens.
By the end of the workshop, you will have:

  • Experimented with various data analysis tools
  • Examined different visualization tools
  • Learned how to find and produce compelling stories from raw data
  • Worked in teams to create data-driven projects

With support from the trainers at the bootcamp, they will help you design data-driven concepts.

How to Apply
Applications for this program are now closed.

Primary PartnersAbriendo Datos Costa RicaPunto y Aparte, and La Voz de Guanacaste.
This program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica.

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Program Dates:
9/30/2019 - 3/31/2021
Program Type
In-Country Program

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Luis Botello
Deputy Vice President of New Initiatives and Impact

Cory Sagerstrom
Program Assistant

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