Data Club Uganda, A Networking Workshop on Data by Pollicy
Data Club Uganda is a networking workshop organized by Pollicy to bring together data enthusiasts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to chat, discover and network on all things data.
Pollicy is a technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved civic engagement and participation. They believe, data and the ability to act upon data are critical to the development of any country. Any planning, allocation, and implementation requires data to effectively run/iterate programs, draw investments and adequately measure progress towards socio-economic goals.
Pollicy’s Data Club Uganda aims to create a sense of community amongst people and organizations working with data and to provide resources, support, and opportunities to both aspiring data scientists and companies looking for data services.
Data Club Uganda Agenda
Learn Data Visualization on Atlas
Lydia Namubiru, the Data Lead and Media Researcher at African Center for Media Excellence (ACME) will teach a 30-minute session on how to use Atlas, a free platform from Quartz for creating and sharing great charts. Lydia will also talk more about the Open Data movement in Uganda: www.data.ug.
- Facebook versus Census: By Bernard Wright from GeoGecko
- Artifical Intelligence in Uganda: By Ernest Mwebaze from Makerere University AI Research Group
- More Languages, More Problems- Unpacking Farmer Data via SMS: By Fhiwa Ndovu from WeFarm
Activites and Networking
Data doesn’t have to be boring! This is a club, after all. Make new friends over a drink, snacks and some popping music from their resident DJ.
Event Date and Location
The Data Club Uganda workshop will be at Design Hub Kampala located on 5th street industrial area, Kampala and will run from 5:00 to 8:00 pm (EAT) on November 2nd, 2017.
Entrance is absolutely FREE to all.
How to Attend
Interested? Follow the link below to register for a spot at the Data Club Uganda workshop.
For more information, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their blog at medium.com/pollicy