Data Journalists, Education Reporters Do Attend Bangalore Open Data Camp

Bangalore Open Data Camp (ODCBLR) is an annual un-conference that provides a space to discuss the challenges and experiences of using data in India with the aim of promoting an open-data culture in government, private and the not-for-profit sector.

The 2015 edition of  ODCBLR will be an Education Special. With the growth of data and analytics in education, and the organizations working to demystify government data, the time is right to create a space for data enthusiasts to come together to work through issues unique to this sector.

This year’s event will have representatives from NCERT, NAS, ASER and KLP in attendance, along with members of our ever-growing DataMeet community.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1: Keynote by Prof. Rajaram S. Sharma who heads Central Institute of Educational Technology, NCERT. He talk will be about NROER – A Plugin into the School System; Opportunities for Open Data Enthusiasts. Day 1 will also feature other eminent speakers from the sector. Keep an eye on the event wiki page for the updates.

Day 2: Education Hackathon based on DICE and NAS data for those who want to explore, visualize and hack this data. For beginners, we will also have dedicated workshops on education data exploration (DICE, NAS), GIS mapping etc.

Since there are limited slots, please register asap

Location: Google India Bangalore, RMZ Infinity

Dates: April 11 and 12th 2015

If you would like to speak at the event or hold a hackathon based on education data or share ideas related to the event, email us at thej@datameet.org or nisha@datameet.org.

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