This workshop aims to show how "data collection and analysis" covers very different practices in different fields, from automated text analysis in academic research to NGOs watching their reputation, and from journalists wishing to interpret and communicate issues better to data usage for profit in the corporate world. You will also learn the basics of GDPR, the European law which affects the collection and processing of personal data in all fields and across the globe.
This two-day workshop will take place over the following dates:
This session will show how data journalism in Europe evolved and where it stands today, focusing in particular on its relationships with academia. In the second half of the workshop, participants will use an online tool (Datawrapper) to create effective visualizations that get their message across.
After a degree in Economics and Finance at Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Lille) and a degree in Media Economics at the University of East Anglia (Norwich), Nicolas Kayser-Bril specialised as a data journalist for OWNI and Journalism++, earning awards for The Migrants’ Files. He is now a trainer and public speaker on issues of journalism and open data and works at AlgorithmWatch, a research and advocacy organization on automated decision-making.
Say you just mined your backyard and found a reservoir of raw data, would that make you rich? In this workshop, we will explore how companies are -or could be- using data to their advantage and what potential value they might get from this exploitation. (Spoiler alert: more headaches and less profit than you last heard on the news.)
Marie is what happens when political science studies go wrong. Once a student at Sciences Po Paris, she decided to go see if the grass was greener on the other side of the Rhine river and landed a job in Search Engine Marketing. Since then, she has worked in most areas of digital marketing for eCommerce companies in Germany, France and Switzerland. She is now Senior CRM manager for Ricardo.ch AG.
The protection of data and personality is central to current debates in our society. Smartphones, computers, watches and other smart devices allow for the instant transfer of our personal data, along with the rise of new phenomena such as big data and AI. The digital transformation also changed the way we share information, allowing any smartphone owner to provide content (including comments on social networks) and turning the giants of the web (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple...) into arbiters of which content should be accessible to whom. Some legal mechanisms were developped to frame the massive use of our data. This presentation attempts to give an overview of current issues, and the mechanisms protecting individuals in the age of the Internet.