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Data Journalism Summit | A two-day Tut/Hack on Immigration


Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA

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Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 10:00am-5:00pm Journalist Labs.


5:00pm          MIXER: The L.A. Hackathon on Immigration begins!
Developers meet your L.A. Migrahack Journalist fellows and start your engines to fuel one project to hack together. Complete your work by 4:00pm Sunday the 9th and present it to the judges and other L.A Migrahack teams.
Dinner and wrap-up

Team Development: We will be forming the teams during the mixer as well as the topic to hack the next day, Sunday, December 9th.
Sunday, December 9th.

9:00am                Breakfast.
You can start working any time after 9:00 am

12:00pm -1:00pm     LUNCH

3:30pm                  Prepare for Presentations

4:00pm                  Project Demonstrations

5:00pm                  Judges Announce Winners


We will cover the cost of training and food, but space is limited. 

Act quickly to take advantage of this funding.

We will send the invitation confirmation code via email.

Event Focus:

Fun, food and numbers mash-up to build an informative data visualization projects (maps, interactive graphic) using open data on immigration. 

Journalists, developers, coders, designers, and open data activists – you are all invited!

If you've never been to a hackathon before, this is your opportunity. We will explore open data sources and mix them with a little coding, design, and a little web tech to create something new.

Hackathons are also a great place to meet other people and start new projects!

What skills are needed?

All the skills you'll need are your enthusiasm and willingness to have a great time at our hackathon. If you know a few programming languages, this event is for you; but if you have a desire to learn digital map design, basic programming, cellphone video production, or interactive graphics; this event is for you as well.

Bring ideas, your laptop, and help shape the future of information.


The organizers will provide the data for the hackathon. The data will be in CSV, and Excel  formats to speed up the event.


Create teams with at least one programmer, journalist and designer. The goal for each group is to build data visualizations projects, apps, games or applications on immigration.


A news application can also crowdsource data or be a game. A good goal for the day is to produce 560x400 pixel application that can be embedded into any web page.


Your creativity is your limit. You don't have to be programmer to participate!


Plus workshops in:

Data mining (analyze, filter and find patterns in data in order to create journalistic stories.

Census (How to find data).

Video (How to create videos with your cell phone and embed them in data maps).

Social Media (Be a master on Twitter).

Google Fusion Tables and Mapping.

Create your website or blog  (Beginners).

Advance (How to improve your site).



There is plenty of street parking but be sure to check street parking restrictions. Some nearby parking lots:

800 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
(213) 623-2661
Parking Concepts Inc
Google+ page

945 West 8th Street
Los Angeles
(213) 624-0530
Ampco System Parking
Google+ page

626 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
(213) 629-7489
Central Parking System
Google+ page



Visit our Website and Wiki Page for more information 

Special Thanks to Sprint, La Opinion and IJJ for making this event possible.

Have questions about Data Journalism Summit | A two-day Tut/Hack on Immigration? Contact RDataVox

When & Where

La Opinion/ Downtown LA
700 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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