TechCamp Warsaw

Advancing Innovative Journalism

Participants from

Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czechia; Estonia; Georgia; Greece; Hungary; Italy; Kazakhstan; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Poland; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Ukraine

Description

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) and the Digital Communication Network, hosted journalists, bloggers, and independent media from Europe and Central Asia for TechCamp Warsaw. Participants worked with local and international trainers and experts to apply technology solutions to challenges they face in the region, learning about low-cost communications tools and strategies for journalism and transparency in digital media. The two-day workshop helped increase digital and media literacy and gave participants the tools to communicate effectively and counter misinformation and disinformation.

Agenda

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February 14, 2017 | Pre-TechCamp

  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm - Venue Walkthrough, Brain Embassy, Warsaw
  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Trainer Meeting at The Hilton
  • 8:15pm - Trainer Reception, TBD

February 15, 2017 | TechCamp Day 1

  • 8:00am - 9:00am - Networking Over Coffee & Tea
  • 9:00am - 9:30am - Welcome Remarks:
    US Ambassador Paul Jones
    Keynote: Jarosław Kuźniar, Onet
  • 9:30am - 9:40am - TechCamp Overview & Logistics: IIP Team Member
  • 9:40am - 10:00am - Icebreaker: Spectrogram
  • 10:00am - 10:55am - Speed-Geeking Sessions
  • TechCamp Warsaw 2017 - Speed Geeking Sessions

    Team NumberTopicTrainer
    1MoJo: Journalism on your Mobile Phone Maciej Słomczyński - TVN
    2Structured Journalism Iain Collins - Glitch.Digital
    3Telling Stories with Data Andriy Gazin - Texty
    4Media and Content VerificationBeata Biel - Google Media Lab
    5Critical Media LiteracyOlga Yurkova - StopFake
    6Growth Hacking: Understanding and building your audience Vitalie Esanu - Evisoft;
    Tony Cohn - Smithsonian
    7Visualizing and Mapping your Data Szymon Pifczyk - BIQ Data
    8Ethical Journalism and Online Fact-checkingPiotr Pacewicz - Oko.Press
  • 10:55am - 11:10am - Coffee & Tea Break
  • 11:10am - 11:20am - Explanation of Interactive Training Sessions
  • 11:20am - 12:55pm - 1st Interactive Training Session
  • 12:55pm - 2:10pm - Lunch
  • 2:10pm - 3:40pm - 2nd Interactive Training Session
  • 3:40pm - 3:55pm - Coffee & Tea Break
  • 3:55pm - 4:10pm - Explanation: How to Define a Challenge Statement
  • 4:10pm- 5:10pm - Trainers and Participants Determine Challenge Statements
  • 5:10pm - 5:15pm - End of Day Announcements. Get ready for Day 2!
  • 7:30pm - Dinner at Warsaw Restaurant

February 16, 2017 | TechCamp Day 2

  • 8:00am - 9:00am - Networking Over Tea & Coffee: Participants Sign up for the Challenge they would like to work on.
  • 9:00am - 9:15am - Morning Announcements: IIP Team Member
  • 9:15am - 9:45am - Challenge Fair
  • 9:45am - 12:00pm - Small Group Work on Identifying Project Solutions
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm - Plenary and Afternoon Announcements
  • 1:15pm - 3:00pm - Developing Project Solutions and Preparing Presentations
  • 3:00pm - 3:15pm - Tea & Coffee Break
  • 3:15pm - 4:30pm - Final Presentations
  • 4:30pm - 4:45pm - TechCamp Survey
  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm - TechCamp Closing Remarks: Acting Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy Bruce Wharton
  • 5:00pm - 5:10pm - Certificates & Group Photo!
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