What will you learn at the training?

The training will cover what data is and how to use data in your work. After the two-day training, participants will have hands-on experience in working with tabular data using spreadsheets, cleaning messy data with OpenRefine, and how to use OCCRP’s Aleph, a toolset for journalists to store, find, and visualize data and the important links between different data points.

Some familiarity with spreadsheet software, such as Excel, LibreOffice, or Google Sheets is desirable, but is not a prerequisite. Computer literacy is required.

The number of participants is limited to ensure each participant has the individual attention she/he needs. The working language is Russian, with explanations possible in English if necessary. The training is led by OCCRP Data Desk manager Eric Barrett.

Applications open for Data Bootcamp!

A number of scholarships are available for selected participants, covering travel, accommodation, and any participation fees.

The training will take place in Riga, 10-11 March 2020.

To apply

To apply, please send an email to Liene Sandalane (liene.sandalane@sseriga.edu) along with your:

  1. First and last name
  2. Country of residence/passport
  3. Any visa requirements for traveling to Riga
  4. Organization and your role in the organization
  5. Any other relevant information, experience, and goals you would like to share

Application deadline: February 11, 2020