Code for All
#1 Jan-Jun 2018, funded by CfAfrica Objectives The goal of the Code for All’s Exchange Programme is to provide a structured opportunity for member organisations to co-create or share tools, information and best practices among Code for All (CfAll) partners, as well as to promote collaboration on specific projects. Level of Support Code for Africa is going to fund two exchange projects during January-June 2018, each project will receive a grant up to USD 5,000. The funding intends to support for travel costs, a basic stipend to cover living expenses, accommodation or other local needs. Specific arrangements may vary by each project proposal. To receive the funding, applicant will be asked to provide the actual expense receipts. Proposal Requirements for #1 Proposals need to involve at least 3 parties, affiliated with Code for All member organisations, as a way to strengthen the Code for All network. With the grant sponsored by Code for Africa, at least one of the partners need to be an African organization. The meeting / co-creation sessions do not, however, need to take place in Africa. Proposals should be for a co-creation project, that results in a tangible service or tool or artifact. The outputs should be ‘open’, to facilitate re-use by the rest of the Code for All community. Training workshops or other events are not eligible as the primary output of a proposal. Code for All support programmes are meant to amplify work by its member organisations, and are meant to based on a “self-help” ethos. Applicants therefore need to demonstrate that they are providing meaningful matching funding / resources towards the project. Proposals need to include a physical exchange between the project members. Proposals need to include robust and accessible user documentation, to facilitate re-use or knowledge sharing, so that the project serves as a resource for the broader ecosystem. Proposals need to include a realistic outreach / engagement plan, to ensure that whatever resource is created by the project is used by its intended audience. The project / exchange should take place between January-June, 2018. Reporting: Rather than requiring bureaucratic narrative reports, fellowships must produce a “how we did it” or “what we learned” commentary. The format for this commentary will be determined by the nature of each individual exchange project, in consultation with the Code for All Exchange Manager, but could include blog posts or a case study, or a video or presentation or the release of new open source code for a corresponding tool. Application Contact Code for All partners to form the project proposal. Code for Africa: Fill the application form by 20:00 UTC+1, 7th January 2018. The result will be released on Jan 19th, 2018 How to find other partners? I want to replicate/scale my project, or but I don’t know partners in other countries. I’d like to learn from other Code for organizations and I can provide skills and co-create project with them. We’d like to be the host organization and invite people with skills/experience on certain topics to work on our project, how do I find them? I have a great project idea and I want find partners who’d like to make it happen with me! Please shortly describe your project, highlight how you want to scale it or replicate it and elaborate on how will a face-to-face interaction benefit the collaboration? Please put that information on Code for All’s Slack #projectexchange channel, so others can read about your project. Use case: I’m individual, I want to work on my project with other people internationally, because I want replicate, or I want to cover other data geographies … We’re Code for xxxx, we’d like to host an exchange program in our organization which locate in (city, country) during 2018 (Feb to May) to work on (our project)… Then please write on the Slack. Information put on the Slack should be reacted upon by Collaboration Manager (@Bogdan). For other questions regarding Exchange Program, please contact Exchange Manager for further information. Exchange Manager | Aiya Hsu Code for All’s Slack @Aiya |
Data & Society
Due to strong demand, Data & Society is now offering a second media workshop date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:30am to 4:30pm Application Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2017. Apply here. Who Should Apply: Journalists and media makers who cover the intersections of society, technolo
Data & Society
Data & Society is pleased to announce generous new support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to launch the Disinformation Action Lab (DAL), a project to study and analyze propaganda and disinformation threats and develop solutions to address them. The lab will use research to expl
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The Public Policy Forum in partnership with the Government of Ontario will be hosting The Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit where leaders from all sectors will have the opportunity to share insights, identify knowledge gaps and set a course to work on digital inclusion together. The summit will focus on three themes: Access, adoption and application. We look forward to welcoming a diverse group of people at the Summit from all walks of life and representing a wide range of experiences, sectors and geographies. Day one – February 9, 2018: Learn. Be challenged. Be inspired. Day one is all about understanding the context surrounding digital inclusion in Ontario. Expect a day of listening, learning and hearing from some of the top thinkers in this space alongside a vibrant group of people with interest and passion for the topic. The day will feature a mix of keynotes and presentations from a variety of speakers covering a range of ideas related to digital inclusion. Stay tuned for speaker announcements! Day two – February 10, 2018: Share and surface If day one helps us explore the “what” of digital inclusion, day two is all about the “so what?” and “now what?” Expect an action-packed day of sharing, shaping and working with fellow participants to identify and surface some of the key opportunities, challenges and questions in this space. The day will focus primarily on facilitated generative conversations and activities in small groups. All tickets include entry, lunch and snacks throughout the day. Note that day one will be livestreamed through the web and recorded for later viewing should you be unable to attend in person. Sign up to the mailing list and follow us on social media to receive details on this! To inquire about travel subsidies that may be available or if ticket cost is prohibitive please reach out to <mailto:email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org>.
University of Chicago Press
Can new technology enhance local, national, and global democracy? Online Deliberation is the first book that attempts to sample the full range of work on online deliberation, forging new connections between academic research, web designers, and practitioners. Since the most exciting innovations in deliberation have occurred outside of traditional institutions, and those involved have often worked in relative isolation from each other, research conducted on this growing field has to this point neglected the full perspective of online participation. This volume, an essential read for those working at the crossroads of computer and social science, illuminates the collaborative world of deliberation by examining diverse clusters of Internet communities.
Tickets go on sale later today for the Digital Inclusion Summit. They are limited and expected to move fast. We'll keep you posted. #InclusionON <https://twitter.com/mhellstern|@mhellstern> <https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRanWuSUQAAa1rf.jpg>
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Ethereum's founder is fed up with the immaturity of the cryptocurrency community. Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, thinks crypto is heading in the wrong direction. Buterin, 23, on Wednesday lamented the immaturity of communities across the cryptocurrency market.
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