The World Bank Malawi Data Bootcamp

2 months ago at an InterNations networking event, I met a team of consultants from The World Bank who were an interesting bunch! We had some funny discussions on working in global development and specifically in Malawi. One of our discussions was on an event they are organising, called Open Data Bootcamp.

It’s a free 3 day series of talks and training workshops with experts from The Open Institute, Upande and Google. Topics include everything to do with big and small data. From data collection, analysis through to sharing, open platforms, GIS etc.

It’s always cool to meet fellow techies. But this is especially cool given the clout behind this event and it’s a great opportunity to meet even more techies. Not to mention the $1000 seed grant put up for the best idea pitches at the bootcamp! Maybe the next Ushahidi will be found in Malawi?

When: 12-14 June

Where: Kamuzu College of Nursing, Lilongwe

d|bootcampThey’ve brought this to Kenya and are just closing the event in Ghana now as I type. Not that we’re competitive or biased, but I hope the Malawi trumps them all!

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