How to investigate climate change, teach data viz and more

Apr 28, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! The DADI Foundation is conducting research into how technology affects democracy, and it’s looking for submissions of case studies for projects that use tech for democracy from around the world.

Find out more info about what they’re looking for here. And look out for our monthly global call happening Wednesday, May 1:

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • James Fahn of the Earth Journalism Network wrote a guide on how to investigate climate change around the world, including what kind of industries to track and how to look into carbon credits (GIJN)
  • Capital One’s tech team wrote a post on how to use the container reuse function when running an AWS Lambda function that accesses a datastore to reduce running time and persist the connection (Medium)
  • From Data To Viz helps you find what kind of graphic to use based on your dataset and shows you the code in R, Python or D3, the site also has teaching materials for teaching data viz (From Data To Viz)

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May 17-19 Prague Czech Republic Wikimedia Hackathon
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June 19-21 Cape Town South Africa Global Fact-Checking Summit
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October 4 Cambridge, MA US Workshop on Disinformation at Harvard
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