PyCon Africa calls for proposals

May 5, 2019

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Welcome to May, hacks and hackers! PyCon Africa is a new conference happening this August in Ghana, and they’re currently looking for workshop and presentation submissions that cover topics like data, web/dev ops and general Python.

Submit your proposals here by June 1, and apply for financial assistant to attend the conference here by June 10.

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • Here’s a collection of #rstats tweets about different ways to collect and analyze data from the Mueller Report with R (Josephine Lukito)
  • The Upshot, NYT’s data visualization section, is five years old, so its staff wrote a blogpost looking back at some of their favorite, weirdest and most successful pieces (NYT)
  • Have you ever used Python’s map or lambda functions? If not, check out this post that showcases five of Python’s advanced features and how to use them (Towards Data Science)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
May 13-17 San Francisco US The Web Conference
May 16-19 Mechelen Belgium European Investigative Journalism Conference
May 17-19 Prague Czech Republic Wikimedia Hackathon
May 24-28 Washington, D.C. US ICA Conference
May 27-28 Bonn Germany DW Global Media Forum
June 1-3 Glasgow UK World News Media Conference
June 11-14 Tunis Tunisia RightsCon Tunis
June 13-15 Athens Greece GEN Summit
June 13-16 Houston US Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference
June 19-21 Cape Town South Africa Global Fact-Checking Summit
July 19-21 Toronto Canada International Conference on Social Media & Society
August 6-10 Accra Ghana PyCon Africa
September 26-29 Hamburg Germany Global Investigative Journalist Conference
October 4 Cambridge, MA US Workshop on Disinformation at Harvard
October 4-5 London UK Conference for Truth and Trust Online

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
UK Vogue Business Data Visualisation Designer
US CNBC Digital Data Visualization Journalist
US Columbia University School of Journalism Associate Research Scholar (Investigative Reporting)
US CQ Roll Call Data Visualization Reporter
US Dallas Morning News Computational Journalist
US FiscalNote Software Engineer
US Freedom of the Press Foundation Newsroom Services Coordinator
US NBCUniversal Media Investigative Associate Producer
US Princeton Gerrymandering Project Data Scientist
US Simons Foundation Data Reporter
US Triangle Business Journal Digital Editor
US USA Today Network Graphics Director

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
May Emerging City Champions 2019 $500k fellowship
May Apply for ProPublica’s 2019 Data Institute training

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