Between saturday 12th and tuesday 15th of october in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, three forces of global investigative journalism join to organize what it`s been dubbed as “the Investigative Journalism World Cup”. The event is a merge between the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, the annual Latin America Investigative Journalism Conference (COLPIN) and the International Congress of ABRAJI (Brazil’s investigative journalism association), all of which will take place in one place, bringing together more than 800 investigative journalists from over 40 countries to participate in more than 100 panels, seminars and workshops to be held in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Due to the international interest by media and journalist about Poderopedia the organizers invited our team to show success stories, our software and how others can use it or start a Poderopedia chapter so you can map powerful people and organizations too.
If you are attending, drop by our panel (we are fun people too :)
HACK IN RÍO
Also due to our experience organizing hackatons and auto learning events to promote open web and better journalism using technology, the organizators asked us to be in charge of the major hackday of the conference (a great idea by Brant Houston, one of the masterminds of this event). We called it Hack in Río.
"Hack in Río" is open to journalists, developers, designers, civic hackers, students and professionals. The goal of the hackday is to create solutions to corruption and environmental problems through data journalism apps, visualizations, tools or Web projects. Teams will find, extract and analyze data using existing tools to tell data-driven stories.
The hackday will be on sunday, Oct. 13. Our director Miguel Paz will be leading the hackday as part of his ICFJ Knight fellowship, along with ICFJ Knight Fellows Gustavo Faleiros, Mariano Blejman, Mariana Santos and Justin Arenstein, who add their expertise on several levels showcasing projects and tools like OpenDataLatinoamerica.org, InfoAmazonia,Poderopedia, the Data Journalism Handbook, Poderopedia and many others.
The best prototypes from the hackday will receive US$7,000 in seed grants pledged by Mariano Blejman, director of the News Innovation Program for Latin America and Justin Arenstein, executive committee representative of the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).
While the conference is invite-only, the Hack in Rio event is open to talented journalists, developers, designers, civic hackers, students and professionals of all sorts who are interested in discovering and building amazing things.
Register for the hackday here and let`s build amazing things!